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Conservatives confirm early years expansion plans in manifesto

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The Conservative Party has launched its manifesto today, confirming the rollout of the early entitlement expansion, as planned.  ...Read more

Liberal Democrats launch election manifesto with promise to invest in early years education

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The Liberal Democrats have launched their election manifesto, in which they pledge to invest in the early years sector, and ensure early education and childcare access that is “flexible, affordable and fair” for all families.Read more

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100,000 new early education and childcare places pledged by Labour 

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The Labour party has announced it will create 100,000 additional early education and childcare places for children from nine months old, through 3,334 new nurseries as part of its plan to meet demand in under-served areas.Read more

Voters call on next government to prioritise early years as much primary school

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Most voters want political parties to prioritise the early years sector, new research out today from the Early Education and Childcare Coalition shows. ...Read more

New Ofsted/ONS analysis prompts concern about equality of early years access

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New joint analysis from Ofsted and the Ofsted for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed significant disparities between availability of early years settings across England. ...Read more

40,000 more staff and 84,500 places needed by 2025 to meet increased early entitlement demand, PAC warn

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The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published a letter to the Department for Education (DfE) highlighting challenges in meeting the number of early education and childcare places available for the entitlement expansion. ...Read more

Investing in the early years holds untold benefits both for business and wider society, report shows

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Prioritising the early years has the potential to benefit the UK’s economy, according to a new report released today.Read more

Early Education and Childcare Coalition launches new Rescue and Reform manifesto

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The Early Education and Childcare Coalition (EECC) has today launched its new manifesto, which sets out proposals to ‘rescue and reform’ England’s early education and childcare sectorRead more

56,000 early education and childcare places lost since 2019, research shows

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The number of early education and childcare places in England fell by 56,000 between 2019 and August 2023, representing a 4.3% fall in places, new research by the House of Commons Library shows.Read more

Sector voices capacity doubts as second phase of early entitlement expansion opens

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The second phase of the government’s early entitlement expansion opened on Sunday 12 May, sparking fresh concerns about the early years sector’s capacity to accommodate demand. ...Read more

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