New infant mental health framework launches

14 May 2019

The first infant mental health competencies framework has been launched to ensure practitioners working with children aged 0-2 years have the right training and resources they need to support families.

Call for evidence on SEND funding

14 May 2019

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a call for evidence on how to improve the funding system for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Sun Awareness Week

7 May 2019

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has urged employers to take care to prevent skin cancer caused among workers by exposure to the sun during Sun Awareness Week, which is currently taking place up to 12 May 2019.

Safety advice — bouncy castles and other inflatables

7 May 2019

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a reminder of its latest safety advice with regard to bouncy castles and other inflatables, outlining how simple precautions can help to avoid serious incidents.

Ofsted to retain grading system in new framework

6 May 2019

Ofsted has confirmed that it will retain its four-point grading system of early years providers and schools in the new inspection framework which will be implemented in September.

Call to extend 30-hour childcare to more families

6 May 2019

The Social Mobility Commission has urged the Government to extend the 30-hour childcare scheme to include parents working the equivalent of eight hours a week to ensure it reaches more disadvantaged families.

Childcare workers moving to retail sector

29 April 2019

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published a new report comparing the pay, demographics, qualifications and working conditions of childcare and retail workers in England.