National Eye Health Week coming up

17 September 2019

National Eye Health Week is scheduled for 23–29 September 2019, with the aim of encouraging more people to have regular sight tests and make lifestyle choices that benefit their vision and general wellbeing.

Welsh nurseries struggle to recruit key staff

16 September 2019

More than two-thirds of nurseries in Wales have experienced difficulties recruiting Level 3 qualified practitioners, according to the National Day Nurseries Association’s (NDNA) latest Workforce Survey for Wales.

Let’s hear it for teaching assistants

13 September 2019

Aiming to recognise the valuable contribution they make to the education and support of school children across England and Wales, National Teaching Assistants’ Day will again take place on 16 September.

Temporary children’s minister announced

10 September 2019

The Department for Education has announced that the MP for Chippenham, Michelle Donelan, will temporarily assume the role of children and families minister while Kemi Badenoch is on maternity leave.

Funding boost for early years

10 September 2019

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has announced an increase of £66 million in early years funding in the government’s one-year spending review.

Call for childcare voucher scheme to re-open

2 September 2019

A new survey by the Childcare Voucher Providers Association (CVPA) has revealed the negative impact caused since the closure of the childcare voucher scheme in 2018.

Landmark Appeal Court ruling on holiday pay

29 August 2019

The public service union Unison has described a Court of Appeal ruling in a case concerning a music teacher's holiday pay as a landmark decision which has implications for hundreds of thousands of employees.