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Ofsted restructure sees departure of Nick Hudson

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Nick Hudson, Ofsted’s director of early education, has stepped down from the post as the inspectorate announces a new structure.

Mr Hudson, who leaves the post as of 1 September, will remain in his role as regional director of the North...Read more

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‘Be innovative’, government tells providers ahead of 30 hours scheme

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Childcare providers should aim to be the first to deliver 30 hours of free childcare from September 2016, the government has urged.

In a speech this morning (26 August), education secretary Nicky Morgan asked providers to come forward with...Read more

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Ofsted announces key areas for common inspection framework

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The new common inspection framework (CIF) will incorporate five key areas of...Read more

Calling all Baby & Toddler groups

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We’re conducting a short survey to find out more about your membership needs and how we can best support you.

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Childcare prices rise in line with inflation for first time in eight years

For the first time in eight years, average childcare prices have risen only in line with inflation throughout England, the Family and Childcare Trust’s Childcare Survey 2016 has revealed.

The price of sending a child under two to...Read more

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