Government announces minimum early years funding rate for councils

The government has announced a minimum hourly funding rate of £4.30 for all local authorities in its response to the consultation on early years funding changes.
The move, which cost the Department for Education (...Read more

Ofsted annual report issues early years capacity warning

The number of early years places is not increasing in line with the growth in the child population, Ofsted has warned in this year's annual report.
The report highlights that while there are now more than 240,000...Read more

Ofsted clarifies ‘nominated individual’ requirements

Early years providers can appoint someone who is not a member of their governing body to act as their nominated individual under certain circumstances, Ofsted has confirmed.
Nominated individuals, who act as primary...Read more





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