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Dads 'should get a month off'

Dads 'should get a month off'

Statutory paid paternity leave period should be extended to one month, up from two weeks as it is currently, according to a report by the think tank the IPPR.…

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Lower income kids in childcare do better than those at home, says US study

Lower income kids in childcare do better than those at home, says US study

Children from lower-income families who were babies when their mothers went to work outside the home fare as well as or even better than children who had stay-at-home mums, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.…

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Government likely to miss two year olds target, claims Labour

Government likely to miss two year olds target, claims Labour

Ministers will fail to deliver on their flagship childcare policy for two year olds, according to Labour.…

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Most childcare workers oppose government proposals, says survey

Most childcare workers oppose government proposals, says survey

Most childcare professionals do not support planned changes to childcare in England, including plans to encourage more schools to take two-year-olds, implement childminder agencies, and introduce baseline assessments at the start of reception, according to the Pre-School Learning Alliance's Early Years Agenda survey.…

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Childcare tax rebate 'could lead to higher fees'

Childcare tax rebate 'could lead to higher fees'

The Government’s new tax free childcare system announced in today's Queen's Speech could cause rapid price rises – quickly wiping out any value of this financial support for parents, according to a 10-year review of childcare policy by the Family and Childcare Trust.…

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