November 2018

Early evidence that rising costs are impacting on early years training and qualifications

Rising costs for childcare providers are leading to a decline in the number of practitioners undertaking a qualification, according to PACEY’s latest Building Blocks research.

12/11/2018

All Wales Induction Framework/ Fframwaith Sefydlu Cymru Gyfan

A new induction tool to boost the confidence and skills of early years and childcare workers has been launched by Social Care Wales.  Mae adnodd sefydlu, newydd i godi hyder a gwella sgiliau gweithwyr gofal iechyd a’r blynyddoedd cynnar wedi ei lansio gan Gofal Cymdeithasol Cymru.

07/11/2018

Projected £600m underspend in early years sector to go back to the Treasury

Labour analysis from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has revealed spending on the tax-free childcare scheme is projected to be £600m lower than expected over the next four years.

06/11/2018

DfE publishes new stats on childcare and early years providers in England

The Department for Education has published its 2018 survey of childcare and early years providers, which includes a separate fees survey for the first time.

01/11/2018