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100 calorie snacks for children

Campaign calls for healthier children's snacks

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Public Health England recommends two daily snacks of no more than 100 calories each for childrenRead more
DfE childcare statistics

89% of three- and four-year-olds access formal childcare

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New statistics from the DfE reveal differing levels of access to childcare
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Contacting the Alliance over the festive period

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Our Information Service is closed from Saturday 23rd December until 1st January 2108. We return as normal on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Any emails or voicemails received over this closed period will be responded to on our return...Read more

Robert Goodwill fosterchildren

Foster children will be eligible for 30-hours funding

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Government U-turns on 30-hours funding, which had excluded foster childrenRead more
30 hours

20,000 parents still haven’t secured a 30-hours place

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Government statistics reveal that 10% of eligible parents didn’t secure a placeRead more

Justine Greening social mobility

Justine Greening announces £50m funding for school nurseries

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Early years to be supported as social mobility action planRead more
Ofsted annual report

Ofsted’s annual report calls for changes to the EYFS

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Report argues that the EYFS “could be improved” to ensure children are prepared for KS1Read more

SEED study reports a rise in early years quality

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Government-funded study says that group settings have improved over time ...Read more
Universal credit

Universal credit could open up early years funding for 8,000 more two-year-old children

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DfE says that new plans will open up funding to more disadvantaged familiesRead more

DfE statistics reveal inequalities at reception level

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Just 56% of children eligible for free school meals reach a 'good level of development' by the end of receptionRead more

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