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UK public spending on early years among lowest in OECD, report reveals

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Less than half of early year spending in the UK comes from public sources, the second lowest of all OECD countriesRead more
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A third of parents yet to secure a 30-hour place, DfE figures show

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29% of parents still hadn't had their 30-hour codes validated by the start of the autumn termRead more
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Tulip Siddiq to lead new APPG on early education

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APPG will be sponsored by the Alliance and other sector organisations
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83% of school leaders say ‘school-readiness’ is an issue, according to NAHT survey

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Survey by NAHT and Family and Childcare Trust reveals concerns about school readinessRead more
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30 hours offer could lower practitioner wages, thinktank warns

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Settings could in theory have to reduce wages due to funding shortfallRead more
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30 hours early roll out sees provider profits decrease

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DfE surveyed 1,212 providers from early rollout areasRead more
30 hours survey results

74% of providers say 30 hours funding doesn’t cover their costs

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Alliance survey reveals that many providers are planning to increase costs as a resultRead more
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Tracy Brabin responds to HMRC on Childcare Service

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Shadow minister for the early years says that government is “clearly failing” working parentsRead more
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HMRC apologises for problems with Childcare Service website

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HMRC has apologised for the technical problems associated with the Childcare Service website since its launch earlier this yearRead more
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Cost of raising a child rises faster than funding levels

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The cost of raising a child in 2017 has reached £75,436, excluding housing, childcare and council tax, according to a report from the Child Poverty Action Group...Read more

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