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Report calls for government to scrap 30-hours offer

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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has called on the government not to implement the 30-hours offer, in a report titled, ‘We can solve poverty in the UK’.
 
Released yesterday, the report proposes that the existing 15...Read more

Number of childcare providers closing down near doubles in one year

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The number of childcare providers going bust has nearly doubled in the last year due to the “soaring costs” of childcare, accountancy firm Moore Stephens has claimed.
 
29 providers closed down in England and Wales in...Read more

Alliance chief raises concerns over viability of 30 hours offer

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Pilots of the 30-hours free childcare scheme are due to start next month, but Neil Leitch, chief executive at the Pre-school Learning Alliance, is concerned about its viability.
 
The government...Read more

Parents struggle to find childcare for children with learning disabilities during holidays, survey reports

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A survey from Mencap, which reviewed 316 parents, found that 56% are struggling to access short breaks due to the lack of childcare available to them.
 
Mencap said that parents of children with learning disabilities...Read more

Report on radicalisation fails to mention early years

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The Home Affairs Committee report, ‘Radicalisation: the counter-narrative and identifying the tipping point’, published today, makes no mention of the early years.
 
The report called for an independent review of The...Read more

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