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Government to launch consultation on children’s centres

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The Department for Education will launch an open consultation about children’s centres, childcare minister Sam Gyimah has announced.

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Admissions code for summer-borns to be revised

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Summer-born children will be given the right to start in reception at the age of five, the government has announced....Read more

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Providers ‘will have to reduce places’ without adequate funding, survey reveals

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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.

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Ofsted restructure sees departure of Nick Hudson

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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

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‘Be innovative’, government tells providers ahead of 30 hours scheme

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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

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Ofsted announces key areas for common inspection framework

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The new common inspection framework (CIF) will incorporate five key areas of...Read more

Calling all Baby & Toddler groups

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We’re conducting a short survey to find out more about your membership needs and how we can best support you.

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