2017 News

New car safety laws effective from today

Laws around using your phone while driving and car seats and booster cushions have changed from today. Get the facts here.

01/03/2017

Childcare offer in Wales

Welsh Government and the wider childcare sector are holding a number of engagement events and further opportunities for you to have your say in the development of the childcare offer in Wales over coming weeks and months.

27/02/2017

Latest important updates from CSSIW

CSSIW have published an update and supporting guidance and information on part two of the Self Assessment of Service Statement.  This is essential reading for all registered childcare and play providers in Wales.

27/02/2017

New statistics on childcare and early years providers

The Department for Education has published the results of its 2016 survey of childcare and early years providers in England.

27/02/2017

Fair Education Alliance publishes report: Closing the attainment gap in maths

The Fair Education Alliance's numeracy working group have launched a new report showcasing primary schools and early years settings that are successfully driving improvements in children's outcomes and closing the #mathsgap in some of the poorest areas of England.

23/02/2017

Do qualifications matter?

Two new reports from Save the Children and the Centre for Economic Performance reveal conflicting evidence about the impact of early years qualifications on children’s outcomes.

23/02/2017

Childminding fees and business confidence

Calling all childminders in England - can you spare a few minutes to complete these two surveys? They will help us ensure we are supporting you as best we can, and representing your voice to government - and you might even win a prize!

20/02/2017

Car seats and booster cushions

New rules come into force in March 2017. Get the lowdown here.

16/02/2017

New definition of child sexual exploitation

The government has released an updated definition of child sexual exploitation.

16/02/2017

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