A number of early years experts, academics and organisations have expressed their support for the Pre-school Learning Alliance’s ...Read more
Pat Glass has been appointed shadow childcare minister, the Labour party has announced.
The move comes after new leader Jeremy Corbyn appointed Lucy Powell, former shadow childcare and children’s minister, as shadow education secretary....Read more
The Department for Education will launch an open consultation about children’s centres, childcare minister Sam Gyimah has announced.
Summer-born children will be given the right to start in reception at the age of five, the government has announced....Read more
Two-thirds of school leaders believe that increasing the provision of free childcare to 30 hours per week could mean they will end up reducing the number of children they can take, according to the results of a new survey.
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
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
The new common inspection framework (CIF) will incorporate five key areas of...Read more