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Education helpline reports 35% increase in calls

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Support helpline has seen an increased number of educators calling in the past yearRead more
Baseline test provider named

NFER chosen to deliver baseline assessment

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National Foundation for Educational Research will design and deliver baseline assessment tests in receptionRead more
1,000 children's centres close

1,000 children's centres have closed since 2009

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Figures from The Sutton Trust reveal the extent of cuts to children's centre servicesRead more
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Number of childminders drops again in latest Ofsted statistics

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Number of registered childminders drops by 500 since 31 AugustRead more
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Treasury Committee recommends higher funding rate for 30-hours scheme

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Report on Childcare suggests that government should pay a higher rate for funded hoursRead more

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Support for speech and language problems still limited

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Bercow: 10 years on reveals “postcode lottery” for communication problemsRead more
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Two thirds of local authorities fall behind on 30-hours delivery

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63 local authorities validated fewer eligibility codes than the national average...Read more

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Childcare vouchers deadline extended

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Chidlcare vouchers cut-off date pushed back by six monthsRead more

EPI report highlights staffing concerns in early years sector 

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Report identifies recruitment and retention concerns...Read more
30 hours delivery support fund

30 hours delivery support fund figures announced

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The DfE has shared details of local authority fund allocationsRead more

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