Early years education

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Children and nurseries are being failed by this government | Letter
Letter: Charlie Rosier says millions of children are missing out on structured learning and development opportunities due to growing issues with affordability


07, Aug, 2022 @3:55 PM

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Childcare disaster is a result of government neglect | Letters
Letters: Iram Siraj points to a lack of investment, Emanuele De Luca calls Liz Truss’s proposed tax break an insult and Jol Miskin looks to Norway for answers


31, Jul, 2022 @4:07 PM

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The Guardian view on nurseries: put toddlers before profit | Editorial
Editorial: Childcare costs are crippling families, private equity is taking over the sector, and ministers are out of ideas


28, Jul, 2022 @5:25 PM

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‘It feels like a sinking ship’: inside Britain’s struggling nurseries
With soaring fees for parents and staff leaving to take better paid work in supermarkets, the early-years education sector is crumbling – and it is putting our children’s futures at risk

Sally Weale

21, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Plan to lower nursery staff-to-child ratio in England angers parents and providers
Government launches consultation on ways to reduce childcare costs in effort to tackle cost of living crisis

Haroon Siddique

03, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Victoria and NSW announce overhaul of preschool education with extra year of school
New program will consist of 30 hours a week of play-based learning for all four-year-olds in both states

Benita Kolovos

15, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Childcare costs discriminate against mothers. Britain has to do better | Laura Bates
In increasing numbers, mothers are giving up their jobs and not going back – to the detriment of society as a whole, says Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project

Laura Bates

15, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Scotland to freeze funding on policing and early years education
Local government funding also to be frozen along with cuts to arts, trade and cultural funds to plug budget hole

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

31, May, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Nursery trainer tells of racist abuse after Tory MP calls work ‘brainless’
Liz Pemberton says she has received offensive emails after John Hayes criticised her anti-racism work

Jessica Murray

23, May, 2022 @11:08 AM

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Younger children most affected by Covid lockdowns, new research finds
Educational progress and social development of four- and five-year-olds suffered severely

Richard Adams, Education editor

17, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Ministers accused of cutting corners on childcare staffing ratios
Government may allow one adult to look after five two-year-olds in England, in effort to reduce costs

Heather Stewart Political editor

13, May, 2022 @5:00 PM

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UK faces childcare crisis as staff shortages force nurseries to close
Early years providers can’t attract qualified workers and the crisis will put prices up, increasing the burden on struggling families

Hannah Summers

30, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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