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Ofsted says pre-school children need professionally trained teaching staff

Ofsted says pre-school children need professionally trained teaching staff

Pre-school children from poorer backgrounds need the support of professionally trained teaching staff to stop them falling behind as soon as they reach school age, according to an Ofsted report which encourages schools to take a greater role in pre-school childcare.…

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70% of mums say they never get a day off

70% of mums say they never get a day off

Seven out of 10 mums reckon they ‘never get a day off’, new research has shown.…

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Businesses 'missing talent' due to inflexibility, says survey

Businesses 'missing talent' due to inflexibility, says survey

Businesses are failing to get the most talented people for the job because they don’t seriously considering flexible working hours, says a leading recruitment firm.…

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Families spend over £2.5k a month 

Families spend over £2.5k a month 

The average family's monthly outgoings now top £2,500 - including £100 on petrol and over £100 takeaways and eating out, a new financial report has revealed.…

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SNP's nursery plans won't work without proper funding, says childcare organisation

SNP's nursery plans won't work without proper funding, says childcare organisation

Parental choice must be respected and encouraged if the Scottish Government’s ambitious plans for childcare are to be fulfilled, according to the National Day Nurseries Association, Scotland.…

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