Guidance for new EYPS standards is published

Sat, Jul 7th, 2012
From September 2012, the new standards and associated guidance will be in operation. Read More

More great childcare- the Government's response to the Nutbrown recommendations

Sun, Jan 29th, 2012
This report sets out a plan of action for how the Government will achieve its vision of a dynamic childcare market, delivering high quality early education. It incorporates the Government’s response to Professor Cathy Nutbrown’s independent review ‘Foundations for Quality’. Read More

Ofsted Annual Report 2010-2011 announces settings are improving year on year

Wed, Nov 23rd, 2011
The Ofsted report identifies some key findings, including the fact that the proportion of providers judged as good or outstanding for overall effectiveness has risen from 68% to 74%. This suggests that those providers have had longer to work within the EYFS and have had more time to embed the principles and themes. Read More

University heads prestigious partnership providing EYPS training

Mon, Oct 3rd, 2011
The University of Chichester is to head-up a consortium of institutions to provide Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) training across the South East as part of the government’s commitment to improve support for families. Read More

CWDC announce permitted tenders for next phase of EYPS

Wed, May 25th, 2011
Forty-one providers, thirteen of whom offer EYPS currently, are the only organisations who will be permitted to tender to provide EYPS from next year. Read More

Reform in education and health support for children identified with special educational needs: new Green Paper

Thu, Mar 10th, 2011
Children's Minister Sarah Teather unveiled proposals for a huge reform in education and health support for children identified with special educational needs. The Green Paper, "Support and aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability" makes wide-ranging proposals to respond to the frustrations of children and young people, their families and the professionals who work with them. Read More

The Impact of the EYFS: A Good Start

Mon, Feb 14th, 2011
"All types of childcare provider can, and do, deliver the learning and development requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage well, with training, support and challenge, key to their success", states a new report from Ofsted entitled "The Impact of the Early Years Foundation Stage: A good start". Read More

Graham Allen MP publishes independent report on Early Intervention: The Next Steps

Mon, Feb 14th, 2011
The rationale for early intervention is simple, claims Allen:
"Many of the costly and damaging social problems in society are created because we are not giving children the right type
of support in their earliest years, when they should achieve their most rapid development. If we do not provide that help early enough, then it is often too late." Read More

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