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Gavin Williamson Education Secretary

Gavin Williamson appointed education secretary

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Former secretary of defence appointed amid cabinet reshuffle...Read more
Childminders Ofsted registration

56% of childminder applications take longer than 12 weeks

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Ofsted statistics reveal long processing timesRead more
Childcare providers Ofsted registration fee

DfE proposes Ofsted registration fee increases for early years providers

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Consultation on proposed changes to registration fees opensRead more
toddler nutrition guidelines

Portion guide updated for pre-school children

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BNF suggests new portion guidelines for children aged one to fourRead more
Boy playing low pay childcare

Early years sector needs funding increase to sustain wage rises

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Alliance gives evidence to Low Pay CommissionRead more
Andrea Leadsom first 1,001 days

Andrea Leadsom leads debate on early years policies

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MPs debate policies relating to children's first 1,001 daysRead more
summer holidays bucket

Cost of holiday childcare rises 3%

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Average cost of summer holiday childcare rises to £800Read more
home learning early years

New funding for home-learning schemes and school-based settings

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Schools given £22m to expand early years provisionRead more
toddler childcare

Government risks childcare “becoming affordable only to the wealthy”

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APPG report warns government about sustainability in childcare sectorRead more
baby boy sand bucket

Number of two-year-olds taking funded places drops

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6,200 fewer children take-up offerRead more

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