Nursery World Business Summit 2015

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This week, the NurseryBook team joined the exhibitors, delegates and presenters at the annual Nursery World Business Summit. From the hugely varied agenda to the fantastic delegate turn-out, the summit buzzed from the moment it opened until the last round of applause. The political and social landscape First up was Sam Gyimah MP, who was billed to update progress on …

Early years pupil premium – the providers’ and practitioners’ perspective

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We have sharpened our pencils, packed our satchels and are ready for a new school year! For NurseryBook, top of the curriculum this month is the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP); we’ll be exploring everything from what it is and who is eligible, through how to apply for funding, to the most effective ways to invest and measure the effect …

One year until launch of 30 hours free childcare

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So it’s NurseryBook’s final week of looking in detail at 30 hours free childcare in our blogs and newsletters. However, with just over a year to go until the Government plans to launch the scheme, with their funding review now closed but no recommendations yet communicated, and with Nicky Morgan’s challenge this week asking “innovative” early years providers to step …

What parents should know about 30 hours free childcare

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It’s week three of August and we’re still wrestling with 30 hours free childcare. This week, the facts every parent should know and the questions they are asking. What is it? The Government has committed to provide 3-4 year olds in the UK with 30 hours of free childcare for 38 weeks a year (during term time), double what’s currently …

Is 30 hours free childcare deliverable?

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So we’re heading towards the middle of August already, if only someone would tell the UK weather that! But a bit of rain hasn’t dampened our resolve to continue exploring the topic of 30 hours free childcare, its benefits, challenges and the overall impact it will have on all the stakeholders in early years education, from managers and practitioners to …

30 hours free childcare and the national living wage

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Positive news for working families or a huge challenge for early years childcare? At NurseryBook HQ, we are committed to tackling one thorny early years issue a month. In August, that topic is 30 hours free childcare. The government’s promise to double the amount of free childcare available to eligible 3- and 4-year olds, and its pledge to introduce a …