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Robert Goodwill MP

Minister says that some “outliers” find that funding doesn’t cover childcare costs

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Robert Goodwill claims that 30 hours policy is “working successfully”Read more
post code lottery

Government statistics reveal ‘postcode lottery’ for 30-hours offer

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Figures show regional disparity in number of 30-hours placesRead more
Living Wage 2017

Voluntary living wage increases to £8.75 an hour

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Minimum suggested by the Living Wage Foundation increased by 30p an hourRead more
Early years services

Parents want more early years services, survey suggests

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Family and Childcare Trust report reveals demand for early years servicesRead more

Sector raises concerns over minister’s inaccurate 30 hours comments

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Environment minister Thérèse Coffey told Suffolk providers that the 30 hours provision is made up of 15 hours of education, and 15 hours of childcare....Read more

Government plans new 30-hour evaluation

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DfE will commission an evaluation of the first two-terms of 30 hours rollout in 10-20 areas.Read more

Alliance announces first annual Outstanding Member Awards

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All Alliance members, whether volunteers or paid staff, will be eligible to be nominated for the new awardsRead more
Childcare costs rising faster than wages

Childcare costs rising faster than wages, says TUC

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Research shows that average costs for one-year-old care rose 48% between 2008 and 2016
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More children achieving a good level of development, EYFS Profile stats show

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Proportion of children achieving at least the expected level of development at the end of reception has increased to 70.7%.Read more

Houses of parliament, London

APPG to discuss the financial security of early years settings

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Group will meet in House of Commons on 1 NovemberRead more

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