Early Years

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Parliamentary Answers

Sep 9 2017
Early years pupil premium funding for all local authorities in England, 2015 -6 , 2016 - 17 - SEE LINK
Sep 9 2017
Number of three and four-year olds who benefited from the early years pupil premium in 2016-17 and 2015-16 - SEE LINK
Apr 26 2017
additional funding for 30 hours free childcare
Apr 18 2017
number of Sure Start centres, and number closing, in 2016
Mar 28 2017
Number of Sure Start children's centres in England 2009 - 17
Mar 21 2017
Number of new nursery places created by free schools that have opened 2015 - 16
Mar 14 2017
Number of nursery places created by free schools, Nov 2015 - Mar 2017
Mar 13 2017
government funding for delivering the two, three and four year old child care entitlements 2015-16 and 2016-17
Mar 2 2017
total number of nursery places created by free schools 2016
Mar 2 2017
proportion of eligible two-year-olds who have taken up a funded early education place 2016
Jan 24 2017
Number of Sure Start children's centres opened 2011 -16
Jan 16 2017
Supplementary funding for maintained nursery schools, 2017 - 18
Nov 22 2016
Ofsted's inspection team budget for early years settings 2010 -16 - SEE LINK
Nov 18 2016
Number of 2-, 3- and 4-year-old children benefitting from funded early education by Special Needs provision by type of provider, England, 2016
Nov 18 2016
Number of Ofsted-registered childcare providers inspected by Ofsted 2011 - 16.- SEE LINK
Nov 17 2016
Funding per head to be allocated for childcare in each constituency 2017-18 SEE LINK
Nov 14 2016
Government funding to support the delivery of the 30 hour free childcare entitlement.
Nov 8 2016
Number of instances of financial malpractice and irregularity in free schools and academies and community schools 2013 - 16
Nov 8 2016
Departmental funding her Department allocated to the Early Years Capital Fund, 2016
Nov 7 2016
supplementary funding each local authority will receive for maintained nursery schools 2016 -18
Nov 7 2016
Proportion of funding for the free childcare entitlement retained by local authorities for wider early yeasr work.
Oct 25 2016
numbers of childrens' centres, 2010 and 2016
Oct 21 2016
number of disadvantaged two year olds taking up free early education
Oct 10 2016
numbers of nurses and nursery nursed in primary schools
Sep 8 2016
how much funding per head is received for childcare in England
Sep 7 2016
The number of school-age children in England eligible for the service child pupil premium in January 2016,
Jul 7 2016
number of childcare places available for three and four year olds and eligible children , England
Apr 27 2016
number of Sure Start centres open, March 2016
Mar 8 2016
Funding for Ofsted and CQC to inspect new local area duties in SEN and disabilities
Feb 11 2016
Additional funding for small childcare facilities towards the costs of the free 30 hours of childcare per week. 2015 - 19
Feb 11 2016
Small schools taskforce's report on the support needed for small schools for universal infant free school meals provision SEE LINK
Jan 11 2016
pupil teacher ratios in primary and secondary schools over the past ten years
Oct 15 2015
capital costs relating to introduction of universal infant free school meals
Sep 7 2015
legal duties of local authorities for SEN in early years
Jul 20 2015
Proportion of staff qualified to level 3 and level 6 in childcare settings, LINK PROVIDED
Jul 20 2015
Percentages of eligible 2-year-old children benefitting from funded early education places by region, 2015
Jun 26 2015
childrens' centres opened and closed 2010-2015
Jun 5 2015
funding for training educational psychologists
Jun 2 2015
demand for school places, 2015-2020 by local authority
Apr 20 2015
Number of subjects or courses offered by further education colleges (link)
Apr 20 2015
Number of subjects or courses offered by further education colleges (link)
Mar 20 2015
Cost per hour of childcare, England, 2010 - 13
Mar 19 2015
Free childcare for 2 and 3 year olds, 2015 - 17
Jan 13 2015
Number of 3- and 4-year-olds benefitting from funded early education places 2010 to 2014
Dec 17 2014
primary schools' phonic check results compared with Ofsted judgements
Dec 16 2014
nursery places available in years since 2010
Dec 5 2014
local authorities signed up to the Eligibility Checking System for free school meals
Dec 1 2014
support for small primary schools to provide hot free meals
Dec 1 2014
additional capital support for primary schools to provide hot free meals
Nov 21 2014
Number of nursery places available in England, 2010. 2011, 2013
Oct 21 2014
number of infant pupils eligible for pupil premium
Oct 17 2014
teaching schools' bids from the early years self-improvement fund
May 14 2014
Number of registered childcare places, England, 2009 - 2011
May 8 2014
New early years pupil premium, worth £50 million, in April 2015
Feb 24 2014
the effect of the plans for free school meals for all pupils in reception and years 1 and 2 on the allocation of the pupil premium
Jan 21 2014
per capita spending on primary school reception classes 2007-2013
Jan 13 2014
49 schools in trial to take two year olds
Jan 9 2014
number of care providers for three- and four-year-olds
Jan 6 2014
early intervention grant 2011-12 to 2014-15 by local authority
Oct 25 2013
full and part-time attendance at nursery schools
Oct 23 2013
the effect of poverty on early cognitive development
Oct 21 2013
participation rates of children in early years settings
Oct 21 2013
proportion of fathers using children's centres
Oct 17 2013
recruitment to early years teacher education
Jun 25 2013
Government funding to provide extended services in schools, 2005 - 11
Jun 20 2013
Proportion of qualified male teaching staff in nursery and primary (including lower) education, 2010 - 11
Jun 18 2013
Number of three and four-year-olds benefitting from funded early education-January 2012
May 20 2013
Number of children's centres by local authority in 2010 and 2013.
May 16 2013
The average number of hours per week of funded early education received by three and four-year-olds , 2009-2012.
Mar 21 2013
Number of applications made to to become Early Years and Childcare providers, by applications to each register, 2008-March 2013; Number of removals from the register (resignations or cancellations), 2008-March 2013.
Mar 1 2013
Average monthly rate for childcare by provider type, 2006-08 and 2010; average weekly payment by parents for childcare (not accounting for number of hours involved) 2007-08 and 2010-11; average weekly payment in 2011 by provider type.
Mar 1 2013
Cost of developing and funding first year of the phonics screening test.
Nov 20 2012
Number of primary schools with more than five per cent of pupils in (a) reception, (b) year 1 and (c) year 2 with speech, language and communications difficulties, Jan 2012
Sep 18 2012
Average hourly fees for childcare services (Full day care, full day care in children's centres, sessional and childminders) by government office region.
Sep 12 2012
Number of three- and four-year old children taking up free pre-school education places in England as of January 2012.
Jul 17 2012
Number of three and four-year-olds taking up free education places by type of provider, 2012.
Jul 10 2012
Number of Sure Start centres closed between April 2010 and June 2012.
Apr 19 2012
Number of two-year-olds that will be eligible for 15 hours per week of free nursery care in England by 2015.
Dec 6 2011
Average hourly cost of childcare by child care provider and by region (England), 2010.
Oct 10 2011
Allocation of the Early Intervention Grant, within which funding for children's centres is included: 2011-12 and 2012-13.
Oct 10 2011
Number of Ofsted registered places in full day care and sessional settings by ownership: 2005 - 2010.
Sep 15 2011
Number of childcare services (childminder, full-day childcare and out-of-school daycare) opening and closing each financial year 2005/6 - 2010/11.
Sep 14 2011
Inspections of child care providers between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2011 by local authority areas of deprivation.
Jul 4 2011
Number of concerns or complaints received against childcare providers in England that Ofsted looked into in 2010/11
May 10 2011
Average hourly fees charged by childcare providers (by region) - 2008
May 9 2011
Children of any age attending childminders by region (2009)
May 9 2011
Number of children attending childcare and early years provision in 2003 and 2009
May 9 2011
Children aged under five years attending various types of childcare settings by region (2009)
Apr 5 2011
Number of children's centres in England, 2010 and 2011
Mar 31 2011
Funding allocated to local authorities for Sure Start, 1998 - 2011
Mar 30 2011
Funding allocations for Sure Start Children's Centres, 2010/11
Mar 22 2011
Departmental funding allocations for children's programmes in 2008-09, 2009-10-and 2010-11.
Mar 10 2011
Take up of free early education for three and four year olds, 2010
Mar 9 2011
Funding for Sure Start programme, 2010 - 13
Mar 8 2011
Funding for free early education places for two, three and four-year-olds, 2011 - 15
Mar 4 2011
Proportion of staff of each gender in the childcare and early years workforce, England, 2008.
Feb 10 2011
Amount of free nursery education for disadvantaged children aged two years, 2011 - 13
Dec 21 2010
Number of Sure Start Centres in England,2010, and how many have been established in each region in England since 2003.
Nov 18 2010
Percentage of three and four-year-olds receiving the entitlement to free early years provision, broken down by family income, family type and work status, 2009.
Oct 4 2010
Number of children's centres that have been opened in England since 1997.
Jul 20 2010
Number of pupils in pupil referral units with special educational needs (SEN) without a statement by age, in England, by local authority, Jan 2010
Jul 19 2010
Number of pupils in pupil referral units by age in England, by local authority, Jan 2010
Apr 8 2010
Funds given to the 'Letters and Sounds' programme of primary education, 2006-08.
Mar 30 2010
Number of Sure Start children's centres in each region and local authority area, 2009 - 10
Feb 25 2010
Amount spent on nursery entitlement for three and four year olds since 1997
Jan 26 2010
Funding for Free Early Learning and Childcare support for most disadvantaged two year olds, 2008 - 11
Jan 13 2010
Number of maintained nurseries that have closed, with reasons, 2005 - 08
Dec 15 2009
Government support for local authorities to plan and deliver their children's centre programmes, 2006 -11
Dec 14 2009
Number of Sure Start Children's Centres in each local authority area, 2009
Dec 14 2009
Number of out of school clubs for children under eight years of age, 2004 - 08, England
Dec 9 2009
Number of child care places available in England, 1997 - 2009 .
Dec 2 2009
Sex of childminders in England, 1998 - 2008
Dec 1 2009
Provision of facilities for multiple-birth children in early years settings, swimming pools, playgrounds
Dec 1 2009
Funding allocated to local authorities for free entitlement to early education for every three and four-year-old, 2008 - 11
Oct 29 2009
Number of fixed period exclusions in primary schools by age and reason for exclusion, 2007/08.
Oct 29 2009
Number of pupils being taught in primary schools with over 800 pupils in 1997 and 2009.
Jul 13 2009
Number of nurseries that have opened and closed, as at 31 March each year, England 2006-08.
Jul 7 2009
Money allocated for the Sure Start programme, 2008-11.
Jun 23 2009
Number of Sure Start Centres in England, April 2009
Jun 9 2009
Qualifications of child care staff across all types of providers
Jun 3 2009
Ofsted's expenditure on inspection of schools and inspection and regulation of nurseries and other pre-school provision, 1997 - 2008
Jun 1 2009
Number and proportion of maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools with fewer than 1%,10 %, 20 % and 30 % full-time equivalent qualified male teachers, England, 1997 and 2008,
Mar 26 2009
Number and percentage of mainstream schools with pupils with special educational needs with statements, by local authority area, 2008
Mar 16 2009
Expenditure on the provision of education for pupils with special educational needs in England for 2008-09:
Mar 11 2009
Amount of usage of the free entitlement to child care by two, three and four year olds, 2008
Mar 10 2009
Judgements on the overall quality grades from inspections of registered childcare that have a postcode match with identified sure start centres, 2003 - 08
Mar 10 2009
Funding allocated for training of early years workforce, 2008 - 11
Mar 10 2009
Number and percentage of childcare providers that have opened and closed, position as at each quarter , England 2008
Mar 3 2009
Delivery of free early education entitlement for three and four year-olds from 12.5 hours to 15 hours a week in all local authorities, by September 2010.
Mar 3 2009
Number of new Sure Start centres designated in each month in (a) 2007 and (b) 2006.
Mar 3 2009
Number and proportion of children attending child care and early years providers by age , England, 2005 - 07
Feb 12 2009
Proportion of staff in child care settings qualified to at least Level 2
Feb 10 2009
Numbers of child care provider staff with at least a level three qualification who work in areas of deprivation, England, 2006 - 07
Feb 10 2009
Numbers and proportion of early years settings deemed inadequate by Ofsted, identifying areas of deprivation, 2008
Feb 10 2009
Number of vacant places for children at child care and early years providers, by region, England, 2005 - 07
Feb 5 2009
Average number of vacant places per childcare setting in England, by type of provision, and by region, 2005 - 07
Feb 5 2009
Number of childcare settings that have ceased operating permanently in each quarter, 2003 - 08
Feb 5 2009
Number and percentage of child care providers in England that have opened and closed, 2007 - 08
Feb 3 2009
Number and proportion of vacancies in nursery schools, 2006 and 2007
Jan 29 2009
Aims and progress made by the Every Child a Reader and Every Child Counts programmes.
Jan 28 2009
Funding provided for training childcare staff to level three.
Jan 28 2009
Turnover of staff at child care and early years education providers, 2007.
Jan 28 2009
Number of staff working for childcare providers, 2001-07.
Jan 27 2009
Number of children attending child care and early years care providers, broken down by age-group, in 2007.
Jan 26 2009
Number of schools providing access to the full core offer of extended services (day care) in England, by local authority, from January 2009.
Jan 22 2009
Number of new Sure Start Children's Centres designated each month throughout 2008.
Jan 21 2009
Number of full-time equivalent teachers employed in local authority maintained nursery/primary schools in the North East and England, January 1997 to 2008.
Jan 14 2009
AimHigher projects are focused primarily on primary school pupils.
Jan 14 2009
Aims of the Quality and Access Capital Grant.
Dec 18 2008
Child care places for children under eight years of age by type of care in each Government office region in Engand, 2008
Dec 11 2008
Percentage of male and female staff by type of setting in pre-school and primary education, 2007
Dec 9 2008
Number of schools providing access to the full core offer of extended services in England.
Nov 19 2008
Inspection gradings for Children Act inspections of full day care providers, broken down by sector
Nov 18 2008
Number and proportion of early years settings found to be (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) satisfactory and (d) inadequate by Ofsted since September 2008
Nov 11 2008
National occupancy rates for different types of child care providers from 2005 to 2007
Oct 6 2008
Number of children in England who took up free nursery places in each quarter in each year since the scheme was introduced.
Jul 9 2008
Which local authorities receive Sure Start funding; and which have children's centres not based in wards among the 20 per cent. most deprived of all wards
Jul 1 2008
Proportion of full day care providers trying to recruit for vacancies, by staff type and ownership, 2006
Jul 1 2008
Average hourly pay of staff working in childcare and early years providers.
Jun 30 2008
Number of child care places by ownership of the provision in 2006 and number of vacancies in child care and early years providers in 2006
Jun 19 2008
Total expenditure on under fives in nursery schools, primary schools and the private, voluntary and independent sectors, 2001 - 08
Jun 16 2008
Guidance notes issued to Sure Start Children's Centres, 2003 - 8
Jun 13 2008
Number and proportion of full day care providers by type of ownership, from 2001
Jun 12 2008
Expenditure by local authorities on Sure Start Children's Centres each year since 2001
Jun 10 2008
Total spending in each year since the Sure Start programme was established (1999- 2007)
Jun 6 2008
Expansion of Sure Start projects to areas that do not have access to this service.
Jun 4 2008
Cost of extending the universal early years entitlement of 12.5 hours a week to 2 year olds
Jun 4 2008
Cost of increasing the universal early years entitlement to 20 hours a week
Jun 4 2008
Number of three and four year-olds taking up or benefiting from early education places
May 15 2008
Capital and revenue spending in each year since the Sure Start programme was established.
May 9 2008
Number and proportion of children in care aged three and above and below three attended daycare nursery in each of the last 10 years.
May 6 2008
Number of nursery schools opened and closed in each of the last 10 years.
May 1 2008
Number of children aged under one, one year old, two years old, three years old, four years old, five years old and more than five years old attended children's centres in each year.
May 1 2008
Number and proportion of childcare staff in England with childcare qualifications which were obtained overseas.
Apr 30 2008
Percentage of paid staff in nurseries holding at least a Level 5 qualification: 2006
Apr 29 2008
Number and proportion of child care places in England by the type of ownership , 2006
Apr 28 2008
How much the DCFS has spent in developing the early years foundation stage profile.
Apr 21 2008
Number of nurseries opening and closing since 2003
Apr 21 2008
Average number of hours worked per week by staff in child care and early years provision in maintained schools
Apr 21 2008
Number of private, voluntary and independent providers delivering a free early education to three and four-year-olds, 2004 - 07
Mar 26 2008
Cost of production and distribution of the Children’s Plan Toolkit
Mar 26 2008
what the cost of Bookstart has been since the programme began; and how many books have been purchased under the scheme to date; [196569] The cost of Bookstart has been since the programme began; how many books have been purchased under the scheme to date; How many books purchased under the Bookstart programme have been (a) delivered to and (b) collected by parents; and how many are awaiting collection.
Mar 12 2008
Assessment of the quality of childcare and early years education in (a) deprived areas and (b) affluent areas
Feb 26 2008
Funding provided to each local education authority to provide free nursery education for three and four-year-olds between 2003-06
Feb 7 2008
Number of child care and early years workers who have qualifications of a standard of less than NVQ Level 3
Feb 5 2008
Amount of public spending on Sure Start, early years and childcare allocated in each of the next three years
Jan 29 2008
How many three and four-year-old children are entitled to free nursery places in each local authority area and how many such places are available in each local authority.
Jan 29 2008
Average staff complement of a Sure Start centre in each of the last five years and what proportion of Sure Start centre staff had qualifications accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority at (a) level 6, (b) level 3 and (c) level 1 or 2 only over the period
Jan 16 2008
Number of three and four-year-olds taking up or benefiting from early education places for the years 2004-07.
Nov 22 2007
Extra funding for early years.
Nov 19 2007
Number of Phase 1, 2 and 3 Sure Start centres there are and are planned in each local education authority.
Nov 19 2007
Expenditure on Sure Start in 2006-07 and how much has been allocated to the programme in 2007-08.
Jul 19 2007
Number of Sure Start children's centres from 1996 - 2007
Jul 12 2007
Proportion of young children (a) in each Sure Start Local Programme area and (b) in England living in households in which no-one was working
Jul 3 2007
Cost of the Sure Start programme in each year since it began.
Jun 28 2007
Funding allocated to Sure Start, child care and early years in each of the last three financial years.

Statistical First Releases

Oct 20 2016
Early years foundation stage profile results: 2015 to 2016
Sep 29 2016
DfE SFR 42/2016: Phonics screening check and KS1 assessments, England
Sep 14 2016
DfE SFR 20/2016: schools, pupils and their characteristics January 2016
Mar 24 2016
characteristics of children in need 2014-15
Nov 19 2015
Updated Early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) results for the 2014 to 2015 academic year, at national and local authority level.
Oct 13 2015
Early years foundation stage profile results: 2014 to 2015
Dec 18 2014
Provision for children under 5 years of age: January 2014
Nov 20 2014
Early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) assessments, by pupil characteristics in England, for academic year 2013 to 2014.
Nov 20 2014
Early Years Foundation Stage attainment 2013-14
Nov 6 2014
education and training statistics for UK 2014; includes data on schools, colleges, HEIs, staff, qualifications, and spending
Oct 16 2014
Early years foundation stage profile results: 2013 to 2014
Oct 16 2014
Early years foundation stage profile results: 2013 to 2014
Jul 16 2014
SFR 23/2014 National pupil projections: trends in pupil numbers - July 2014
Jan 30 2014
SFR 06/2014 childcare and early years survey of parents, 2012-13
Nov 21 2013
National and LA information for early years foundation stage profile assessments by pupil characteristics in England, 2012 to 2013.
Oct 24 2013
SFR 43/2013: Early years foundation stage profile results: 2012 to 2013
Oct 3 2013
Phonics screening check and national curriculum assessments at key stage 1 in England: 2013
Jun 27 2013
Provision for children under 5 years of age in England: January 2013
Jan 31 2013
Childcare and Early Years Survey 2011.
Jun 28 2012
Early years provision for children under 5 in England
Dec 1 2011
Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) assessments at national and local authority level, 2011
Dec 1 2011
Early Years profile attainment by pupil characteristics 2010 -2011
Oct 20 2011
Results of the assessment of Early Years foundation stage profile 2010 -2011
Jun 22 2011
Education provision for children under five including numbers benefitting from early years education, January 2011.
Dec 16 2010
Foundation Stage Profile Attainment by Pupil Characteristics in England, 2009/10
Jun 17 2010
DfE: Numbers of Sure Start Children's Centres - as at April 2010
Jun 10 2010
Provision for Children Under Five Years of Age in England - January 2010
May 13 2010
Neighbourhood Statistics - Small Area Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, National Curriculum Assessment, GCSE and Equivalent and Post 16 Attainment by Pupil Characteristics in England, 2009
Jan 28 2010
DCSF: Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Attainment by Pupil Characteristics, in England 2008/09
Oct 14 2009
DCSF: Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Results in England, 2008/09
Jun 16 2009
DCSF: Provision for Children Under Five Years of Age in England - January 2009
Sep 18 2008
DCSF: Foundation Stage Profile Results in England, 2007/08 This contains national and local authority level results for the Foundation Stage Profile (FSP) assessments for 2008 and will show the percentage of children achieving each point on the 13 FSP assessment scales. For the second time, the Statistical Release will show the extent of the inequality gap in attainment between children resident in the most deprived areas and the rest of England.
May 29 2008
DCSF: Provision for Children Under Five Years of Age in England: January 2008 This includes data on the numbers of three and four year old children benefiting from some free early years education.

Press Releases

Apr 22 2016
DfE statement on key stage one test publication
Apr 7 2016
reception baseline comparability study published
Oct 13 2015
Increase in number of young children starting school ready to learn.
Mar 13 2015
Teaching Schools given £5 million to work with local nurseries
Feb 12 2015
Funding to ensure every child has a school place in September 2018
Jan 8 2015
seven LAs to implement EYPP (early years pupil premium) in advance of roll-out in April 2015
Oct 23 2014
New funding to help most disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds
Sep 25 2014
Phonics check results show more pupils are now reading better
Sep 9 2014
Children who have early education get higher GCSEs and earn higher wages
Sep 2 2014
Increased eligibility for a free school lunch for infants
Jun 25 2014
New fund to help most disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds
Dec 18 2013
More children to receive a free school meal
Dec 18 2013
More Government funding to create more school places up to 2017.
Dec 18 2013
More Government funding to create more school places up to 2017.
Nov 22 2013
Bursaries received by 200 early years apprentices to be doubled to £3,000
Nov 11 2013
take up after one month of new scheme for free childcare for disadvantaged two-year-olds
May 30 2012
Proposed changes to make free pre-school education more flexible for parents including extending free places to two-year-olds.
Mar 13 2012
Publication of the interim report by Professor Cathy Nutbrown on how to help staff working with early years children to improve their skills, knowledge and development (link to report website included).
Nov 14 2011
Number of children's centres by local authority
Nov 11 2011
Free early education will be extended to 140,000 disadvantaged two-year- olds, and parents will be able to access the free entitlement more flexibly
Jul 29 2011
Government is acting to get children ready for school: A new early years curriculum for 0-5-year-olds will be introduced next year which focuses on three prime areas of learning that are critical to making sure children develop healthily and happily
Jul 6 2011
Government sets out reform of early learning and children’s centres; Slimmed down curriculum for 0-5-year-old
Mar 16 2010
Government reaches target of 3500 Sure Start Children's Centres throughout the country
Dec 10 2009
Funding for flexibility and parental choice over when children start school
Sep 11 2009
Start of nationwide free childcare for disadvantaged two-year-olds
May 8 2009
Information regarding the Sure Start Children's Centres.
Jan 26 2009
Funding to be allocated for training to develop high quality phonics in early years settings and primary schools.
Sep 18 2008
Lowest achieving early years children starting to catch up, and more investment to be made.
Sep 8 2008
OECD: Educational performance report shows positive at every stage of education
Sep 1 2008
Funding from Early Years Foundation Stage package to target help at families most at risk of disadvantage to prevent their children falling behind at an early age.
Jul 8 2008
Funding package to tackle the communication problems in early years
Aug 4 2007
£4bn for Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare

Key Reports

Jan 16 2017
technical guidance on the data for primary school accountability
Nov 21 2016
Commons briefing paper: schools and class sizes
Nov 10 2016
Commons research briefing: England's system of SEN support
Nov 10 2016
Commons library research paper: overview of curriculum and tests since 2010
Oct 4 2016
Commons library briefing paper: Entry to school of summer born children
Jul 22 2016
House of Commons Library Research Paper - Counter-extremism policy in English schools
Apr 29 2016
Chief Inspector of School Annual Report 2014 -2015
Apr 14 2016
Reception baseline assessment - notice eventually withdrawn
Apr 7 2016
Comparative study of baseline assessments commissioned by DfE which led to the withdrawal of assessments.
Mar 17 2016
White Paper: Educational Excellence Everywhere
Mar 2 2016
National Audit Office report on early education and child care
Jul 13 2015
Ofsted report Teaching and play in the early years: a balancing act?
Jul 13 2015
Ofsted report on Early Years provision
Jul 7 2015
letter from Ofsted to schools on inspection arrangements from September 2015
Mar 10 2015
Early years tool kit from Education Endowment Foundation
Mar 10 2015
Parents' role important for early years progress - report from Education Endowment Foundation
Dec 10 2014
Chief Inspector of Schools Annual Report (Ofsted) 2013 -2014
Sep 25 2014
Official statistics: Early years and childcare registered providers inspections and outcomes, Apr to June 2014
Jul 29 2014
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework
Apr 3 2014
Ofsted report on helping disadvantaged children start school
Mar 13 2014
Government paper on early education and childcare: research priorities and questions
Mar 5 2014
Government response to Education select committee report on foundation years, Sure Start and Children's Centres
Jan 22 2014
Sound Foundations – Sutton Trust Review of the research evidence on quality of early childhood education and care for children under three
Jan 22 2014
Sutton Trust A Review of the Research Evidence on Quality of Early Childhood Education and Care for Children under Three
Dec 11 2013
Education select committee report on foundation Years, Sure Start and Children’s centres,
Dec 11 2013
Annual Report 2012/13
Jul 16 2013
Government report on affordable child care
Jul 3 2013
Ofsted Report Achieving and maintaining high quality early years provision: getting it right first time
Mar 27 2013
Outcomes of Ofsted inspections on childcare and Early Years providers, 1 September 2012 to 31 December 2012.
Mar 27 2013
The report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills: Early years
Nov 27 2012
The Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills 2011/12
Nov 16 2012
Ofsted report evaluating how well new early years and primary teachers are trained to teach language and literacy.
Nov 9 2012
Revised statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for implementation from September 2012 onwards.
Nov 7 2012
The 2012 Statistical Volume dealing with expenditure, training, post 16, schools, qualifications and early years
Jun 19 2012
The report Foundations for Quality by Professor Nutbrown on early years teaching force.
Jun 1 2012
The evaluation of Sure Start by Birkbeck University.
Apr 25 2012
Public Accounts Committee on The free entitlement to education for three and our year olds
Mar 1 2012
The Statutory Framework for Early Years education.
Feb 3 2012
The National Audit office report on delivery of free education for 3 to 4 year olds showing progress but still wide variation.
Feb 3 2012
National Audit Office on delivering free places to 3 and 4 year olds
Dec 8 2011
The Statistical Volume published each year which deals with aspects of expenditure on schools, post 16 education, qualifications, spending and early years.
Dec 8 2011
Education and Training Statistics for the United Kingdom 2011. This volume contains information such as the number of schools by type and region, pupil numbers and pupil-teacher ratios, pupil progress and standards and free school meals data (Chapter 1); numbers involved in post-compulsory education or training (Chapter 2); GCSE and A Level results and pupil destinations (Chapter 3).
Nov 22 2011
The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2010/11 (The OFSTED Annual Report).
Sep 28 2011
Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey 2010 providing information on key characteristics of childcare and early years provision and the early years workforce across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Jul 28 2011
An evaluation of the economic impact of Sure Start
Jul 4 2011
Second Report from Graham Allen MP setting out how early intervention programmes could be cost effective
Jul 1 2011
An evidence pack on early years produced by the DfE
Jul 1 2011
2nd report by Graham Allen MP, commissioned by the Government, on the need for high quality early years provision
Jun 30 2011
OFSTED statistics on the inspection of children’s centres in England
Mar 30 2011
The Government commissioned Tickell review on the Early Years Foundation Stage
Mar 30 2011
The Tickell report on Early Years education
Jan 19 2011
A report on the need for early intervention programmes for young children by Graham Allen MP
Jan 9 2011
An OFSTED report on the impact of the early years foundation stage
Jan 1 2011
A report by Graham Allen MP on the need for early intervention, his report was commissioned by the Government
Nov 25 2010
An evaluation of the impact of Sure Start programmes on five year olds and their families.
Sep 7 2010
An OFSTED report on equality impact on outsourcing in early years
Jul 15 2010
A CfBT report on integrating children's services comparing Britain, US and Norway, focussing particularly on early years
Nov 23 2009
Annual Report of Chief Inspector of schools is wide ranging study based on inspections of the preceding year and includes many aspects of the work of primary. secondary and special schools and FE colleges
Jun 24 2009
An OFSTED survey exploring the reasons for exclusion of children aged four to seven and the ways in which some schools manage to avoid using exclusion.
Jan 28 2009
Next steps for early learning and childcare - next steps in the 10-Year Childcare Strategy set out in 2004 to allow parents 'to make informed choices about their children’s care and family life'
Jul 31 2008
An OFSTED survey of early years providers
May 29 2008
Survey of parents views of childcare and early years provision

Statistical Volumes

Sep 15 2016
OECD 'Education at a Glance 2016', international data on education systems; section D on schools and teachers

Relevant Web Sites

Jan 19 2013
The website of the Tickell review on early years education commissioned by the DfE
Jan 1 2013
The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project is a large scale, longitudinal study of the progress and development of 3,000 children in various types of pre-school education.
Nov 29 2012
The Cambridge Primary Review was a far reaching study into the primary curriculum and the work of primary schools. It made several recommendations.
Jan 1 2010
British Association for Early Education national voluntary organisation for early years practitioners and parents with members and branches in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Sep 29 2009
Website of Birkbeck's evaluation of Sure Start
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