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Ofsted confirms changes to inspection framework

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New guidelines will focus on the “substance of education”Read more

Alliance gives evidence at Treasury Select Committee

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Chief executive Neil Leitch called for business rate relief similar to schemes for childcare premises in Scotland and WalesRead more
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30 hours policy "risks social mobility" according to new report

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Social Mobility Commission suggests government focuses on disadvantaged familiesRead more
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Alliance announces week of campaign action

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Alliance aims to engage with every MP in England about early years funding crisisRead more
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Childcare pay falling below retail, new study finds

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New research from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has found that declining childcare pay will converge with retail pay by 2021. ...Read more

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DfE announces £30k grant to help recruit men into the early years

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New project aims to help encourage men to join the sectorRead more
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Labour repeats pledge to drop baseline test

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Jeremy Corbyn speaks at National Education Union conferenceRead more
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Committee criticises government comments on childcare

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Work and Pensions Committee calls government’s response “disrespectful”Read more
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Alliance launches workload survey

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Alliance works with Ofsted and DfE on new workload surveyRead more
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Alliance "disappointed" in government's response to early years report

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Report suggested that 30-hours offer was a “car crash”Read more

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