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Coming soon: the Early Years Business Zone

Date Published: 25/07/2017
The Early Years Business Zone is a great new initiative that will provide a dedicated free to access online resource, tailored to the specific needs of early years businesses. Developed by the sector for the sector, the Early Years Business Zone will help you analyse…

Updates from Government

Date Published: 03/03/2017
Please find below links to the latest updates from Government concerning the 'Workforce Strategy' Workforce Strategy And Literacy and numeracy of level 3 early years educator staff: Literacy and Numeracy    

Parents views of accessing 30 hours childcare

Date Published: 07/02/2017
Findings from a survey of parents’ views and demand for 30 hours of free childcare. Parents’ views and demand for 30 hours free childcare Research Report

Ofsted to directly manage Early Years inspections

Ofsted will have full control over the selection, training and management of early years inspectors from April 2017. See Ofsted website for more information. - Early Years updates

Advice, guidance and updates from government for Early Years providers

Supporting early years providers to run sustainable business

Policy paper from GOV.UK - A summary of the support available to early years providers to help them run sustainable and successful business. For more information follow this link:

Early years business sustainability: guides for childcare providers

Guidance from GOV.UK for early years providers on running a sustainable business, and a directory of suppliers of business and finance support. For more information please follow this link:

New Childcare Minister announced

Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby has been appointed the new early years and childcare minister. He will also take on the brief as minister for children and families, a position previously held by Edward Timpson. Robert Goodwill has previously served as Minister of…
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