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Tops Day Nurseries Promote Importance of Reading in the Early Years Throughout Share a Story Month

Tops Day Nurseries Promote Importance of Reading in the Early Years Throughout Share a Story Month

Press release from: Tops Day Nurseries Tops Day Nurseries, an award-winning sustainability driven nursery chain, have spent the last month promoting the importance of reading in the Early Years by taking part in a number of events and activities...

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Department for Education releases results of wave 4 of research with childcare providers in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department for Education releases results of wave 4 of research with childcare providers in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department for Education has released the results of the latest wave of a series of rapid surveys which have been specifically designed to capture evidence throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. This survey, the 4th (November/December 2021),...

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Mothers “disproportionately making sacrifices in their careers”: Centre for Progressive Policy

Mothers “disproportionately making sacrifices in their careers”: Centre for Progressive Policy

Think tank Centre for Progressive Policy (CPP) has analysed gender-based inequalities in the workplace in its report ‘What Women Want’ and found that women are ‘disproportionately the ones making sacrifices in their careers to meet these caring...

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Tops Day Nurseries and Aspire Training Team commits to ‘earn and learn’ by joining the 5% Club

Tops Day Nurseries and Aspire Training Team commits to ‘earn and learn’ by joining the 5% Club

Press release from: Tops Day Nursery Tops Day Nurseries, one of the most sustainable day nurseries in the UK, and Aspire Training Team, a training provider, specialising in the Early Years sector, has showcased its commitment to developing its...

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Practical challenges caused by Universal Credit highlighted to the Department of Work and Pensions Select Committee

Practical challenges caused by Universal Credit highlighted to the Department of Work and Pensions Select Committee

NDNA’s Director of Policy and Communications, Jonathan Broadbery, has given evidence to the Department of Work and Pension’s Select Committee regarding how parents on Universal Credit accessed quality early education and childcare places. He has also highlighted the wider issues the early years sector is facing, advancing NDNA’s case for increased investment and a simplified childcare system for parents and providers.

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‘Levelling up’ white paper condemned for failing the early years sector

‘Levelling up’ white paper condemned for failing the early years sector

Nadhim Zahawi, the Education Secretary, has said the government’s levelling up white paper will “raise our expectations and aspirations for children by transforming education for the disadvantaged. The paper sets a mission to ensure that 90% of children leaving primary school in England are reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths by 2030.

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Edyta White - Managing Director of Parenta Training
Parenta Training reinforces its leadership team with the appointment of a new Managing Director – a Quality & Compliance expert

Parenta Training reinforces its leadership team with the appointment of a new Managing Director – a Quality & Compliance expert

The UK’s largest provider of early years vocational apprenticeships, Parenta Training, enters the next phase of its commitment to “fully embed unrivalled quality within apprenticeship programme delivery” with the addition of a new Managing...

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Hearing “No”

Hearing “No”

“Put your coat on” “No” “Put your coat on, you have to, it is cold outside.” “No!” What do you do next? “Eat your vegetables” “No” “Eat your vegetables, you have to, they are good for you.” “No!” What do you do next? “Get down from there.” “No”...

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Self-isolation and ‘pingdemic’ causes nearly half of all early years settings in England to close

Self-isolation and ‘pingdemic’ causes nearly half of all early years settings in England to close

Nearly 50% of childcare providers in England have had to either fully or partially close at least once since 1st June, due to self-isolation requirements, according to a new survey. The survey, published by the Early Years Alliance polled more...

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Education minister urges parents to seriously consider apprenticeships over university for their children

Education minister urges parents to seriously consider apprenticeships over university for their children

Education minister, Gavin Williamson, has urged middle-class parents not to rule out apprenticeships for their children as figures reveal that apprentices could be £50,000-plus better off than the average degree student after three years of...

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