David Cameron and Nick Clegg have held a joint press release to celebrate their achievements in a mid-term review, and to outline new policy proposals for the rest of the parliamentary term and beyond 2015. In their announcements, new measures on childcare were at the forefront of their plans for the future.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published its findings on predicted government spending on education in a briefing note Trends in Education and Schools Spending. The report does not make comfortable reading for foundation years practitioners.
As part of last year's Comprehensive Spending Review, the government announced that the free entitlement to 15 hours of early education per week will be gradually extended to every disadvantaged two-year-old over the next three years