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Schools invited to join baseline pilot scheme

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Schools are invited to sign up for pilot scheme of reception class testsRead more
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Report calls for early years "revolution"

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Health and Social Care Committee calls for better children’s servicesRead more
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Self-employed childcare providers risk losing Universal Credit payments

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Alliance warns of risk to self-employed or sole-trader providers receiving Universal CreditRead more
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Report calls for focus on early years to close disadvantage gap

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Sutton Trust warns of “substantial” gap between disadvantaged children and better-off classmatesRead more

Only 22% of expected families take up tax-free childcare

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Government offer taken up by just a fifth of expected familiesRead more
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Pre-school Learning Alliance is now the Early Years Alliance

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To reflect the growing range of early years providers we support, we've changed our name to the Early Years Alliance.Read more

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Alliance works with DfE and Ofsted to reduce workload pressures

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Project will address workloads in the early years and how they can be addressedRead more
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30-hours policy is a "car crash," according to new report

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Education Select Committee argues that policy is “entrenching inequality” in new reportRead more
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Treasury Committee seeks evidence on business rates

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Early years providers urged to respond to call for evidenceRead more
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Petition calls for funding to increase in line with minimum wage rises

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National Living Wage due to increase to £8.21 in AprilRead more

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