Allegations of sexual assault at Devon nursery

11 November 2019

A number of children aged two and over have been identified as potential victims of sexual abuse by a male nursery worker at Jack and Jill Childcare nursery in Torquay.

New early years funding rates confirmed

4 November 2019

The Department for Education (DfE) has published the new funding rates local authorities will receive for the delivery of funded childcare places for 2020-2021.

Early years inequality gap widens

28 October 2019

There has been an increase in the inequality gap between the lowest attaining children and their peers, according to the latest Early Years Foundation Stage Profile results.

Managing continence in nurseries

21 October 2019

New best practice guidance on managing toileting and bladder and bowel issues in nurseries and other educational establishments has been published by ERIC and Bladder and Bowel UK.

Call for national food standards for early years

21 October 2019

Dame Sally Davies, England’s outgoing Chief Medical Officer, has called for early years national food national standards to be introduced in her report on childhood obesity.

Support for children with SEND in crisis

14 October 2019

Support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is in crisis with families regularly experiencing delays of more than a year, according to a new report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.