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latest news

2014 Surestart Childrens Centre Census: 28/10/14

4Children has now published the 2014 edition of its annual Sure Start Children’s Centre Census. The results demonstrate that Centres are playi… more

Minister for Children Sam Gyimah co-hosts Twitter debate on 4th November: 28/10/14

The minster will co-host #EYTalking on Twitter on Tuesday 4th November 2014 … more

State of the Nation 2014 Report : 23/10/14

This second annual state of the nation report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission shows that Britain is on the brink of becoming a p… more

Childcare Minister speaks out about more preschools in schools: 23/10/14

Below is Sam Gyimah’s speech at Policy Exchange on giving the most disadvantaged children the best start in life (delivered 21/10/14). It is… more


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State of the Nation 2014 Report Summary

Second annual state of the nation report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission. … more

Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report

Published by Ofcom October 2014. … more


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upcoming events

#EYTalking Twitter Debate

Event date : 04 Nov 2014

Co-hosted by Minister for Children, Sam Gyimah. … more

Autumn term EYP/EYT development day

Event date : 27 Nov 2014

This event will be facilitated by Judith Stevens.  Location: Dorchester … more

Ofsted Consultation: Early Years providers and places and inspection and outcomes

Event date : 28 Nov 2014

Deadline for submission. … more




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