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Welcome to the news section of our website where you will find news stories which we hope will be of interest to you. Below you will find the latest news entries but if you would like to look back further, please feel free to search our news archive.

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Improving early years education

A number of initiatives have been announced in the past few months to improve early years support....

Posted on 26/11/2014 - [Read More...]

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More support pledged for early years education

The government has announced funding for three and four-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds ...

Posted on 27/10/2014 - [Read More...]

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'More progress needed' on early years education

A gender gap and a socioeconomic divide remain among children in early years education, government says....

Posted on 17/10/2014 - [Read More...]

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Liberal Democrats pledge to extend free childcare

All two-year-olds would receive 15 hours of free childcare under the party's manifesto commitment....

Posted on 03/09/2014 - [Read More...]

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Govt announces fund for disadvantaged children

Three and four-year-olds from low-income families are to benefit from extra investment in their education....

Posted on 27/06/2014 - [Read More...]

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Govt reforms 'to raise standards of early years schooling'

Childcare minister announces creation of a "self-improving" system to eliminate the early years attainment gap....

Posted on 08/04/2014 - [Read More...]

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Study finds naps help early years progress

A new American study has found preschool children are able to recall ten per cent more information in tests if they have short naps first....

Posted on 24/09/2013 - [Read More...]

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Ofsted introduces tougher standards for early years inspections

Nurseries that fall short of 'good' ratings will be deemed 'need improvement' and given two years to reach the required standard, Ofsted has announced....

Posted on 12/08/2013 - [Read More...]

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Study finds nursery education aids poorer children

Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds tend to attain seven per cent higher GCSE grades if they attended nursery earlier in life, a new study has found....

Posted on 23/05/2013 - [Read More...]

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Co-operative schools bill put forward

The government is being asked to support a bill that will enable schools to register themselves as industrial and provident societies....

Posted on 22/04/2013 - [Read More...]

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Childcare costs to exacerbate child poverty, warns report

Barnado's has called on the government to extend the proportion of childcare costs covered under universal credit to 80 per cent....

Posted on 10/01/2013 - [Read More...]

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Early years teachers doing a good job, say parents

The vast majority of parents whose children receive free early years education are satisfied with the quality of teaching and care, according to a government report...

Posted on 02/07/2012 - [Read More...]

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Raising standards in early years education

Following an extensive review of early years education by Professor Cathy Nutbrown, the government has been urged to invest in teacher training and qualifications to drive up standards...

Posted on 26/06/2012 - [Read More...]

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Early years education extension rolled out ahead of schedule

Deputy PM Nick Clegg has announced that two-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds will be offered free early years education a year ahead of schedule ...

Posted on 30/05/2012 - [Read More...]

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Games help disadvantaged children thrive, study shows

Research has shown that fun yet educational early years' activities such as dressing up or arts and crafts can help narrow the attainment gap at GCSE level...

Posted on 02/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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DfE plans new qualifications for early years education jobs

The Department for Education has published Professor Nutbrown's interim report into early education teaching and childcare...

Posted on 14/03/2012 - [Read More...]

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Demand for teacher jobs could rise with plans for free early years education

The government has announced plans to extend free early years education to two-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds as part of a drive to help reduce inequality in education...

Posted on 20/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Routine key to avoiding back-to-school stress

Getting into a routine can help facilitate the back-to-school process....

Posted on 31/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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England suffering a shortage of male teachers

One in four primary schools has no male teachers....

Posted on 31/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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