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...

Majority of struggling parents ‘put off work’ due to childcare costs

The majority of parents on a low income are being put off work due to childcare costs, leaving children missing out on quality early years education that can boost their prospects, a study has found. Childcare...

Nurseries ‘£437m out of pocket’ as a result of Budget

The Chancellor’s Budget will cost the nursery sector a total of £437m next year due to increases in the national living wage and lack of action to reduce business rates and offer more money for funded...

Category - Early Years

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...

Child health outcomes

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published a report using long-term historical data to project outcomes for children and young people’s health in 2030. Findings from the report, which compares England with European...