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10 early years settings close in Norfolk and Suffolk

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Great Yarmouth Community Trust stops trading this weekRead more

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Quality of childcare more important than number of hours, analysis says

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Researchers from LSE say only “high quality” care has a measurable effectRead more

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Alliance launches campaign ahead of election

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Campaign calls on parliamentary candidates to back early years sectorRead more

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Conservative party promises £250m a year for “wraparound childcare”

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Party promises “£250m capital spending boost” for after school and holiday childcareRead more

Childminder numbers fall by a fifth since 2015

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Childminder numbers continue to fall sharplyRead more

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“Tread carefully” on minimum wage increases, warns IFS

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Watchdog calls for caution on minimum wage risesRead more

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Nursery owner challenges Prime Minister on childcare funding

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Boris Johnson says there will be an announcement about childcare in manifesto “soon”Read more
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DfE refuses to release childcare funding information after ICO ruling

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Alliance calls decision “shameful” after ruling from ICORead more

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96% of providers say 30-hours funding doesn’t cover costs

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Early years providers say funded hours put strain on financesRead more

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38% of childcare providers in deprived areas are making a loss

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Ceeda report reveals details behind £662 million shortfall in the sectorRead more

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