Sector slams ‘tired’ government response on early years funding

The government has responded with the “same tired lines” to calls to boost childcare funding to cover national minimum wage rises due this spring, according to early years representatives. An...

MPs slam government over rejection of early intervention strategy

MPs have criticised the government for failing to put in place a national early intervention strategy to help prevent adversity and trauma among children. The introduction of a national strategy is a central...

Disadvantage in the early years

  The House of Commons Education Committee has published a report on tackling disadvantage in the early years. The report, which focuses on early years education and the home learning environment, calls...

Category - Early Years

Disadvantage in the early years

  The House of Commons Education Committee has published a report on tackling disadvantage in the early years. The report, which focuses on early years education and the home learning environment, calls on the Government to take actions...

Spending on children’s centres falls by £110m

Spending on children’s centres has fallen by £110m over the last financial year, a drop of more than 14 per cent, government figures have revealed. A consultation on the future of Sure Start children’s centres was announced in 2015 but...