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Ofsted: nurseries need to up their game

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In a speech launching Ofsted’s first stand-alone report on early-years education, Sir Michael will highlight the gap between outcomes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and youngsters from more affluent homes. A BBC news report this morning focussed on him calling for a greater emphasis on structured learning. I believe the answer is better trained and […]


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Our Thoughts: More free childcare for working families

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You might have spotted me (and Iris..) on Channel 4 news last month – the Labour Party Conference was in town! The media were looking for parents and nursery owners to comment on the Shadow Ed Ball’s commitment to increase the Early Years Free Entitlement to 25 hours a week for families where both parents […]


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