Many providers will not offer 30-hours, DfE statistics suggest

10,000 fewer providers plan to offer parents 30-hours compared to 15-hours according to DfE statistics
The 30-hours of free childcare offer could cause a lack of childcare places, due to provider reluctance...Read more

NICE tells early years staff to look for “soft” signs of neglect

NICE drafts guidance for practitioners regarding symptoms of neglect or abuse
Early years professional are being advised to look for “soft” signs of abuse, following draft guidelines released by the...Read more

31% of children begin school before reaching a good level of early development, report claims

Save the Children report asks government to invest £65 million in the early years
Save the Children has called on the government to increase its investment in the early years to ensure that all settings...Read more





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