Department for Education launches consultation on extending free early education to more two-year-olds




Sarah Teather, Minister for Children and Families, has today launched a consultation, Extending Free Early Education to More Two-year-olds, calling for views on the second…

News from the Department of Health




In response to the sector continuing to highlight the difficulties linked to information sharing the Department for Education and Department for Health Ministers (Sarah Teather…

News from the Department




National Loan Guarantee Scheme The Government has announced a £20bn National Loan Guarantee Scheme for small and medium-sized businesses. Under the programme, firms with an…

Message from the Minister of State for Children and Families




Last year the Government published Families in the Foundation Years, a short statement (by Government standards at least!) setting out a big vision for services…

Parenting Classes Trial




Sarah Teather, Minister of State for Children and Families, announced in October a universal parenting class trial for mothers and fathers of children 0-5 in…