The first few years of a child’s life are crucial in equipping them with the skills needed for the classroom, and we are working with families to make it easier to weave early learning into daily activities.
Early Years funding Today, Thursday 31 October, we have announced that councils across England will receive a funding boost to deliver free childcare places, enabling parents to work more flexibly and supporting children’s early development. This investment will go to …
Today our blog looks at the results of our annual Early Years Foundation Stage Profile results, and the Support for Disabled Students in Higher Education Report.
The new campaign is driven by the Secretary of State’s ambition to halve the number of children who leave reception with early learning skills in the next 10 years. The campaign will go live with a new website featuring videos, simple tips and activities that parents can do with their children either at home or out and about. The campaign will also be joining forces with a range of businesses to help spread the message.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at sport in schools in the wake of the Lionesses World Cup campaign as well as the childcare support provided by the Government to parents.
The Government provides a significant package of childcare to parents and carers, including our 30 hours offer for working parents of three and four year olds, which benefited over 340,000 children in the first year of delivery. Low income families also have access to support through Universal Credit, which can cover up to 85% of childcare costs.
Children’s centres can play an important role in supporting families, and local councils decide how to organise and provide services for families in their areas to meet local needs – whether this is through children’s centre buildings or delivering services in different ways, and we continuously reflect on what works best.
Today our blog looks at further coverage on our early years workforce announcement, as well as a new Universities UK report on BAME attainment.
Today’s Education in the Media blog focuses on the announcement of 39 new free schools, as well as off-rolling and maintained nurseries.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at university access, two new announcements and schools implementing a shortened week.