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Some of the things we have achieved so far during the Covid-19 pandemic

27th October 2020

Childcare.co.uk are committed to supporting all childcare providers and parents through this pandemic and beyond We thought it might be useful to look at a quick round-up of what we have achieved so far: … read more

Memory & mental arithmetic top list of tutors’ concerns following return to school

15th October 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in children being absent from school for one of the longest durations in modern history, and so it’s no surprise that certain elements of a child’s education and development have been disrupted. … read more

A COVID Christmas: One in five Brits will break rule of six on Christmas day if it’s enforced

1st October 2020

2020 has been a year like no other, and the fact that the end of it is in sight is a relief for many. Last week we heard from the Prime Minister on how the UK is going to continue tackling the pandemic, however, one thing that was not discussed was Christmas. … read more

How safe is school? UK parents & pupils share their thoughts

16th September 2020

Whether children would return to school this September was very hit and miss for a while, however now they have, we wanted to find out your opinions on how the last week has been and whether you and your children are comfortable with the measures schools have put in place. … read more

Lockdown Limits: ‘YouTube accent’ and social skills top list of nursery and school concerns as kids head back to the classroom

3rd September 2020

Being in lockdown has affected all of us in multiple different ways, however for young children their learning development has been impacted more than anything. With schools, childcare setting and extracurricular activities all closed, not only has a child’s physical learning been impacted but the learning they develop by interacting with peers too. … read more

Nearly half of UK parents will NOT get their child vaccinated against COVID-19

17th August 2020

A parent’s decision to vaccinate their child is a very personal one, which can often divide opinions and cause tensions within families and friendship circles. Here in the UK we are lucky enough to have access to a whole host of vaccinations against deadly diseases - from Measles to Meningitis, with the majority of people taking advantage of this modern medicine. … read more

Summer Students: A fifth of UK parents continue home-schooling over the holidays

5th August 2020

The summer holidays are here and after a few stressful months for everyone a break is just what we need… or is it? … read more

Study finds a third of UK childcare providers could close within a year, amongst rising costs, reduced capacity & poor Government support

28th July 2020

Since the emergence of the coronavirus in January and February, it’s been a difficult time for businesses and individuals across the UK - regardless of what sector they’re involved in. However, one thing many officials, like the Labour party, have highlighted, is how the early years sector has been neglected by the Government throughout the pandemic. They have mentioned nurseries in briefings and guidelines, but anyone who works within our industry will know that nurseries only make up a fraction of the childcare businesses and practices in the UK, and thousands of providers have been left feeling forgotten and helpless. … read more

Findings of CMA investigation into the Early Years sector published

28th July 2020

During lockdown, we reported that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) were investigating reports of businesses failing to respect cancellation rights and this included early years providers and nurseries … read more

An update from Ofsted for our members

21st July 2020

As the UK's largest childcare platform with over 2 million members, we are pleased to be able to share this exclusive update from Ofsted about registration and inspection visits … read more

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