February 2017

Two new reports examine providers’ experience with EYPP

Key findings and summary of the latest reports from Department of Education. The Study of Early Education and Development and EYPP: Providers Survey.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


Car seats and booster cushions

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


New definition of child sexual exploitation

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