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Boy toddler universal credit childcare

Universal Credit claimants given longer to claim back childcare costs

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Government confirms that time limit for claiming costs extended from one month to twoRead more

early years food guidelines

Call for “national food standards” in early years settings

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Outgoing chief medical officer calls for water and milk onlyRead more

parent smacking ban

Scotland bans smacking in UK first

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Calls for England to follow suit as parents in Scotland banned from smacking their childrenRead more

Living National Wage increase

Government plans to raise National Living Wage to £10.50 an hour

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Chancellor pledges to raise minimum wage by 2024Read more
Woman alone on swing

Results of 'Childcare's dirty secret' survey are "absolutely shocking"

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Alliance chief executive comments on 'bleak' results of NW surveyRead more

plant milk nurseries

Vegan alternatives “should be offered as part of free milk scheme"

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The Vegan Society calls for dairy-free milks to be offered in nurseriesRead more

Angela Rayner Labour free childcare

Labour announces plans for “free nursery education for all”

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Labour party reveals funded childcare plansRead more
Nick Gibb early years

Nick Gibb takes responsibility for early years at DfE

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Minister will oversee early years and childcare fundingRead more
paperwork early years

84% of providers produce more paperwork than required

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Alliance, DfE and Ofsted survey sector on paperwork stressRead more
Take action early years funding

Alliance urges sector to take action after funding announcement

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Early years sector asked to contact MPRead more

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