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CYPNow NDNA calls for childcare passport to simplify payment Corbyn attacks Tories over Children Centres closures Campaign group welcomes Labour’s mandatory reporting pledge Poverty damaging children’s health Nursery World Exclusive: APPG for EY gains backing Lib Dem to extend free childcare and triple EYPP Labour manifesto recognises importance of EY Tax Free childcare runs into […]


In episode 19 of the Early Years Podcast, we’re joined by Liz Gant of Imagine Create.

By Richard Duddy and Heather Stallard Liz originally appeared on the podcast in at Christmas 2016 (one of the short extra episodes), so we thought it about time we had her back for an in depth conversation. Liz’s day job is as an Early Years Manager at a school, where she found that lots of […]


CYPNow Children’s services leaders question usefulness of abuse and neglect guidance Providers criticise vague free childcare guidance Health visitors’ numbers continue to fall Nursery World Sutton Trust: protect EY funding… MPs urge caution over reception baseline Just a 3rd of providers have signed on to the Tax-free childcare Sue Cowley blog Making memories Future Learn […]


CYPNow Children and Social Work Bill to become law within a week Child abuse victims let down by the system Call for 30 hours to be scrapped in favour of means testing Nursery World Nurseries can play a role in improving well-being Children crammed in classes like sardines Tax-Free childcare goes live DfE publishes operational […]


Nursery World NDNA urges 30 hours rethink Settings hounded for music licences Fear of inspection Nearly 500 playgrounds will have closed by 2019 CYPNow Labour pledge £900m for free school meals Govt doubles funding for 30 hours to £100m PLA Comments on the snap election Alliance annual conference 2017 DfE Consultation on understanding ‘ordinary working […]


CYPNow Birmingham EY staff to be consulted on redundancies Labour pledges £900m for free school meals One in four troubled families not happy with access to services Nursery World Pacey awarded grant to help childminders deliver 30 hours DfE finds additional £50m to help with 30 hours Report calls for QTS for devalued EY teachers […]


CYPNow Govt fund £30m to improve children’s life chances Charity highlights impact of repeated moves for children living in poverty EY Sector urges Labour to speed up shadow childcare minister’s appointment   Nursery World EYFS Profile included in primary assessment consultation Functional skills accepted for current apprenticeships Campaigners slam baseline plans One third of children’s […]


CYPNow Child sex offence hit high record Nursery World Greening announces merger of education and skills funding Govt failing to tackle child obesity Training and Mentoring schemes are beneficial New apprenticeship will widen jobs gap UK amongst worse for maternity pay Cross party MPs join to debate social mobility PLA Alliance extend Fair Future Funding […]


by Richard Duddy & Heather Stallard There are a lot of folk wondering how to make that transition from a local authority role to that of a consultant and I think Alison is a prime example of just how to do it. She’s obviously already well-known for the right reasons in sunny Sussex, but has […]


CYPNow Councils failing to support children in need of help DfE launches website ahead of Tax-Free Childcare Nursery World ATL and NUT unions merge Council invests money in Children’s Centre refurbishment Alliance launches SMARTpd. Bespoke training for EY settings Govt bullied apprenticeship trailblazers over GCSEs Free speech and language training for providers PLA Govt launches […]

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