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Alliance dismantles government’s £40 a week saving claim ahead of launch of early years ratios consultation

The government has claimed that changing the maximum number of two-year-olds per adult in nurseries and pre-schools in England from four to five could result in savings of 15% or £40 per week for parents of two-year-olds.

This is based on the following calculation:

Staff costs account for 74% of overall costs in early years settings. Moving from a ratio for 1:4 to 1:5 for two-year-...

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Government supporting schools and colleges to provide face-to-face learning for millions of children and young people

Over 585 former teachers have already come forward to support face-to-face learning

From: Department for Education

Hundreds of former teachers have signed up with supply agencies following the Education Secretary’s call for them to temporarily return to the profession, data published (on Wednesday 12 January) shows.

Initial data from around ten per cent of supply agencies...

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Back to school campaign launches

Children and young people are set to return to early years, schools and colleges over the next few weeks

From: Department for Education , Department of Health and Social Care , UK Health Security Agency , The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP , and The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

Today (Thursday 26 August) the government launches its back to school and college campaign to set out the...