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The Family and Childcare Trust responds to Ofsted's first Early Years report

Llewellyn Mauricio 03 April 2014
“We are pleased that Ofsted has highlighted that high quality childcare is vital to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children..." Read More

Scottish parents face toxic mix of rising childcare costs and lack of childcare places

Llewellyn Mauricio 28 March 2014
The Family and Childcare Trust warns today that a combination of above-inflation price rises together with patchy childcare provision is putting pressure on families in Scotland. Read More

Extra childcare help for parents welcomed by family charity

Llewellyn Mauricio 18 March 2014
"We're delighted that the government has listened to our recommendations and warmly welcome today's announcement of significant additional childcare support for families in the budget." Read More

Delivering the free entitlement for two-year-olds in your school

Llewellyn Mauricio 13 March 2014
Attend the national events taking place this year for local authorities and schools. Read More

Our response to the Charity Commission report

Llewellyn Mauricio 05 March 2014
Today’s report from the Charity Commission concludes that we have not broken any of its rules or guidance. Read More

Part-time childcare costs are now higher than average UK mortgage

Llewellyn Mauricio 04 March 2014
New 2014 childcare costs research published Read More

Thousands of England's poorest two-year-olds missing out on free childcare offer

Anthony McHugh 17 February 2014
The programme to give 40 per cent of England’s most deprived children high quality early education by September 2014 has not met its target. Read More

Infographic of the work of Family Information Services in 2013/14

Llewellyn Mauricio 06 February 2014
New research published shows a growing number of local authorities across England are failing in their legal duties to families. Read More

Parents missing out on vital support as over half of England’s FIS cut budgets

Lucy Bosher 06 February 2014
New research published today shows a growing number of local authorities across England are failing in their legal duties to families Read More

Childcare Early Years Survey of Parents

Chloe Alexander 30 January 2014
The latest childcare statistics, from the Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents shows that 273,000 children were attending these pre-schools in 2012, compared with 325,000 in 2010 - a decline of 19 per cent. Read More