Learning Escape Blog
As all providers of Early Years services will be aware, The Childcare Act 2016 provided for an additional 15 hours of free childcare for certain working parents of eligible 3 and 4 year olds, on top of the existing universal provision of 15 hours of free childcare. This new “extended entitlement” of 30 hours of free childcare is due to be introduced throughout England from September 2017, and has already commenced in a few pilot areas.
Running for its seventh consecutive year, the Midlands Childcare Expo will take place on 30th September and 1st October 2016 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. This popular event is an ideal opportunity for Early Years’ professionals to discover new ways to deliver childcare and to learn about the very latest resources now available to do the job effectively and efficiently, whatever their setting.
For those of you working in the independent school sector, you will already be enjoying your well-earned summer break, whilst those in the state sector will be keenly looking forward to yours. Time to recharge the batteries and reflect on the year’s triumphs and tribulations: hopefully many more of the former.
“If the highest aim of the captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.”
Now in its third year, Inspiring Leadership has already established itself as one of the key annual events for leaders in education to meet and share ideas and to get inspired to innovate, lead and develop their schools. Organised and supported by the EDC, ASCL and NAHT, the conference is to be held at the ICC in Birmingham between 15th and 17th June and promises a wealth of inspiration....