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DfE launches consultation on early years qualifications

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Caroline Dinenage, early years minister, has today announced that the DfE has launched a consultation on the literacy and numeracy skills needed by early years staff.
 
The consultation is design to support the...Read more

DfE to publish 30-hours pilot results in July 2017

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Early years minister Caroline Dinenage has revealed that the DfE will publish an evaluation of the 30-hours pilot scheme next summer.
 
In a response to a parliamentary question on 2nd November, Caroline confirmed...Read more

STC report suggests need for more early years teachers

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Save the Children has today released a report which found that children attending a high quality nursery with an early years teacher are almost 10% more likely to reach the expected level of development at age five.

Setting wins court ruling against Ofsted

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Old Co-operative Day Nursery in Gotham, Nottinghamshire, has won a court case against governing body Ofsted for the downgrading of its setting from ‘outstanding’ to ‘inadequate’.
 
In what is thought to be the first...Read more

Lucy Powell appointed chair of parliamentary group for nursery schools

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Former shadow education secretary Lucy Powell has taken on the role of chair at the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)...Read more

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