30 hours free childcare




  The government has introduced the Childcare Bill to bring in 30 hours of free childcare for employed families of 3 and 4 year olds….

Free early education for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds




  Quality, accessible childcare is crucial to enable parents to go out to work, but early education also helps to improve equality of opportunities for…

Case study: Blackpool Payment by Results and Information Sharing




Blackpool was part of the payment by results trial for children’s centres.  There has been much work to achieve strategic link-up in order to help…

Consultation events on two year old early education entitlement




From September 2013 the 20 per cent most disadvantaged two year olds will be eligible for 15 hours of free early education – roughly equivalent…

News from the Department




Achieving Two Year Olds project is launched this month Mott MacDonald with its partner Hempsall’s has been appointed by the Department for Education to support…

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