Early years education

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Exploitation and low pay causing poverty among care workers, TUC finds
TUC says urgent investment needed in ‘Cinderella sectors’ to head off demographic timebomb

Alexandra Topping

29, Aug, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Nursery education should be nationalised | Letters
Letters: Elizabeth Pearson wants Labour to incorporate all early years provision into the maintained sector

09, Aug, 2023 @5:28 PM

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Golden goose: why private equity is eyeing up UK essential services
More state funding and economies of scale are luring buyers but such firms prioritise shareholders, not society

Rob Davies

04, Aug, 2023 @3:19 PM

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Coram charity has not ditched its principles | Letter
Letters: The CEO of the charity, Dr Carol Homden, responds to the letter from the deputy head of the nursery school on its site

02, Aug, 2023 @5:11 PM

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Coram charity has forgotten its core purpose of helping children | Letter
Letters: Jan Stillaway of Thomas Coram centre and nursery school says Coram’s plan to double its rent shows it is putting money above its primary objective as a charity

01, Aug, 2023 @5:03 PM

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Make nurseries exempt from VAT and business rates to boost wages, say MPs
Committee also says government has more work to do to tackle structural problems in early years childcare

Tobi Thomas

25, Jul, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Peter Silverton obituary
Other lives: Music journalist who became a national newspaper executive

Mal Peachey

17, Jul, 2023 @4:27 PM

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Coram charity accused of ‘throttling by stealth’ nursery it helped create
Pioneering early years centre in north London faces closure as landlord Coram plans to double rent

Sally Weale Education correspondent

16, Jul, 2023 @11:46 AM

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Childcare cash boost in England ‘grossly underestimates’ needs, say providers
Government told its ‘largest ever’ investment in wraparound childcare does not come close to easing pressure on sector

Ben Quinn Political correspondent

07, Jul, 2023 @2:45 PM

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Labour considering graduate-led nurseries to fight inequality
Exclusive: Bridget Phillipson says early-years education key to improving life chances

Pippa Crerar Political editor

03, Jul, 2023 @7:46 PM

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Sure Start director says childcare reform is for UK economy not children
Naomi Eisenstadt, first programme lead, says there is lack of attention on what childcare is actually for

Alexandra Topping

28, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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One in 10 childcare providers in England likely to close, official report finds
Experts say years of government inaction have created ‘catastrophic’ situation as carers struggle to cover costs

Sally Weale Education correspondent

25, May, 2023 @2:28 PM

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