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Childcare report criticises EYFS

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The Institute of Economic Affairs report argues in favour of scrapping government intervention in the childcare sector
 
A new report has criticised the EYFS and argued against government-...Read more

Alliance publishes funding rate database

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Database of 2017/18 funding rates complied for early years providers
 
The Alliance is creating a database of early years funding rates ahead of huge changes to the way places are funded for three- and four-...Read more

Four out of five parents say they will use 30-hour offer

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Working parents say they are likely to take up additional funded hours in September
 
Four out of five parents will take up additional funded childcare hours when the 30-hours offer comes into place,...Read more

SEED report identifies good practice for early years

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Report says that skilled workforce and tailored curriculum are the key to success
 
Tailored curriculums, skilled staff and an open culture have been highlighted as key features of good practice in early...Read more

Government expands 30-hour ‘free childcare’ trial

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Dorest, Leicester, North Yorkshire and Tower Hamlets join the government’s 30 hours scheme ahead of schedule
 
Four more councils have signed up to the government’s 30-hour ‘free childcare’ scheme, ahead of...Read more

Tulip Siddiq resigns from frontbench

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Shadow early years minister resigns from Labour's shadow cabinet
 
Tulip Siddiq has resigned from her role as shadow early years minister, after less than four months in the role.

Important information regarding Tax Free Childcare

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HMRC have confirmed to the Alliance that all childcare providers who wish to enrol in the forthcoming Tax-Free Childcare scheme will need a Unique Tax-payer Reference (UTR).
 
HMRC are currently in the process
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Smarter training - Professional development with the Alliance

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With so many changes in the sector, training and professional development is more important than ever. Michael Freeston, director of quality improvement at the Alliance, introduces a new solution: SMARTpd.
 

Government has underestimated demand for 30 hours scheme, says Alliance

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Research by Ceeda suggests that tens of thousands could miss out on funded places
 
The government has underestimated the level of demand for the 30-hour funded childcare offer, according to independent...Read more

Follow-up to speech and language review planned

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Inquiry launched to help inform Bercow: Ten Years On
 
The Royal College of Speech and Language has partnered with children’s charity I CAN to launch an inquiry that will inform a follow-up report to a...Read more

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