Government ‘grossly underestimating demand for free childcare’

January 23, 2017 0 comments

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The Government may have underestimated demand for its free childcare scheme by as many as 100,000 places new research suggests. From September, parents of all three- and four year-old children will be entitled to 30 hours of free childcare per week, double the current allowance. Government estimates suggestion around 390,000 children will be eligible, but…

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£50 million in new funding for childcare

January 11, 2017 0 comments

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£50 million in new childcare funding has been announced by Education Secretary Justine Greening. The newly unveiled money will be made available via grants to ‘early years’ care providers such as nurseries and pre-schools, for use upgrading their buildings and facilities in advance of the imminent increase in the amount of free childcare available to…

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Nursery worker initiative due later this year

July 19, 2016 1 comment

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Government plans to increase the recruitment of nursery and daycare staff will be launched alongside a free childcare pilot scheme later this year. The number of free childcare hours available to the parents of pre-schoolers will be doubled next year with a trial in selected areas set to begin in September. During a recent debate…

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