Childcare costs rising faster than inflation

28 February 2020

The cost of childcare for children aged under two has risen by 5% in the past year which is more than double the rate of inflation, according to a new survey by Coram Family and Childcare.

A quarter of three and four-year-olds own a tablet

14 February 2020

Almost a quarter of three and four-year-olds own their own tablet and nearly half use one regularly, according to Ofcom’s latest research into children’s media and online lives.

Millions in early years funding not reaching providers

7 February 2020

Three quarters of councils are using money designated for childcare places to offset funding gaps in other parts of their education budget, according to new data by the National Day Nurseries Association.

Ofsted publishes annual report

7 February 2020

Ofsted has published its Annual Report for 2018-2019 revealing that 96% of early years providers were judged good or outstanding.

Advice on coronavirus outbreak

7 February 2020

The Government has issued advice to early years providers, schools and further education providers about the coronavirus outbreak, via local authority teams.