The Coalition Government will inject £100m capital funding to support the delivery of new nursery and childminder places. Two in five of the country’s two-year-olds will be eligible for 15 hours of free early years education per week by September 2014. This will help ensure that children are better prepared for school and will [...]
4 Children have carried out an in-depth census on the position of Children centre’s across England. The headlines show that whilst centres are showing resilience and creativity to deal with budget reductions continued monitoring and sustained funding is crucial.
Sandwell’s Parents as Partners in Early Learning (PPEL) funding was used to set up an international new arrivals’ scheme. Key aspects of the scheme included: forging inter-agency links bespoke staff training creating activities and sessions targeted at new arrivals encouraging newly-arrived parents to move to full engagement with early years services. Evaluation evidence shows [...]
There is a huge commitment to improving the take up of free early education and childcare amongst professionals and the sector at large. Get in touch with mums and dads in your local community to ensure that they are aware of their entitlements and all of the support that is on offer for early education, [...]