This February update covers the appointment of the new Early Years Minister, explores whether UK childcare is more expensive plus some Apprenticeship updates.
New Early Years Minister
The minister with responsibility for early years has finally been officially confirmed as Nadhim Zahawi MP, further details can be found here
UK Childcare most expensive?
This month the BBC explored whether UK childcare is more expensive than other countries, and why. Article can be found here
The following standards are currently in development, details of these standards can be found on here
Children, Young People and Families
Children, Young People & Families Practitioner
Children, Young People & Families Manager
Early Years Educator
Early Years Educator Senior Practitioner
Early Years Lead Practitioner (degree)