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November Spending Review: Further Education – government apprenticeship incentive scheme extended

November Spending Review: Further Education – government apprenticeship incentive scheme extended

A £375 million skills package was announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak in last week’s spending review - which includes £138 million of funding to deliver the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, £127 million to continue the Plan for Jobs skills measures...

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November Spending Review: Early Years Funding – Treasury announces £44 million additional funds

November Spending Review: Early Years Funding – Treasury announces £44 million additional funds

The Treasury announced that it will be spending an additional £44 million on funding to “increase the hourly rate paid to childcare providers” for the government’s funded childcare offers. The announcement came as part of the Treasury’s Spending...

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Latest data released covering attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Latest data released covering attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The government has released its latest figures for attendance in England’s education and early years settings from Monday 23 March to Thursday 12 November (excluding out of term dates). The statistics, in their entirety can be found here in the...

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The grand opening of Bright Little Stars Nursery in Barnet with special guest the RT Hon Theresa Villiers MP

The grand opening of Bright Little Stars Nursery in Barnet with special guest the RT Hon Theresa Villiers MP

Press release from Bright Little Stars Nursery, Barnet.   In such challenging times, it is heart-warming to have a something positive to celebrate in the local community. On Wednesday 4th November 2020, prior to the second lockdown...

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The NHS COVID-19 App

The NHS COVID-19 App

The government has issued updated guidance for education providers regarding the NHS COVID-19 app which gives valuable and relevant advice for all settings. The NHS COVID-19 app is a key part of the country’s ongoing coronavirus response, aiming...

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“No risk-free options to education settings reopening”: Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers

“No risk-free options to education settings reopening”: Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers

The Chief Medical Officers and Deputy Chief Medical Officers of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have released a statement on the evidence of risks and benefits to health from schools and childcare settings reopening. It states that...

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Breaking news: Rishi Sunak unveils ‘kickstart jobs scheme’ for young people: employers will get £2000 for apprenticeships

Breaking news: Rishi Sunak unveils ‘kickstart jobs scheme’ for young people: employers will get £2000 for apprenticeships

The chancellor has today unveiled a ‘kickstart jobs scheme’ for young people in his summer statement, meaning that companies will now be given £2000 each to encourage them to hire apprentices aged 16-24; and £1500 for apprentices aged over 25....

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Christopher Robin Day Nurseries reopens using digital queuing system for parents to drop off and pick up children

Christopher Robin Day Nurseries reopens using digital queuing system for parents to drop off and pick up children

Press release form Christopher Robin Day Nurseries To support social distancing measures across its five locations, Christopher Robin Day Nurseries is asking parents to check-in remotely using their smartphones when dropping off and picking up...

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Emergency funding to support the most vulnerable in society, including children and young people, during pandemic

Emergency funding to support the most vulnerable in society, including children and young people, during pandemic

The Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced £76 million of extra funding to support survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and vulnerable children and their families and victims of modern slavery. A change to the existing rules...

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