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Covid-19 Tracker 6 July to 12 July

Vital sector statistics 6 July to 12 July.

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Covid-19 Tracker 29th June to 5th July

Vital sector statistics 29th June to 5th July.

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Covid-19 Tracker 22nd to 28th June

Vital sector statistics 22nd June to 28th June.

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Covid-19 Tracker 15th to 21st June

Vital sector statistics 15th June to 21st June.

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Sustainability of the early education and childcare sector in the pandemic and beyond

See the full impact of low occupancy and inadequate funding on the future sustainability of early years settings. 

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Covid-19 Tracker 8th to 14th June

Vital sector statistics 8th June to 14th June.

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Covid-19 Tracker 1st to 7th June

Vital sector statistics 1st June to 7th June.

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Early years in lockdown - Covid-19 bulletin 18 May to 22 May

Updated numbers on settings opening and children attending during lockdown 18 May to 22 May.

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Early years in lockdown - Covid-19 bulletin 11 May to 15 May

Updated numbers on settings opening and children attending during lockdown 11 May to 15 May.

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Early years in lockdown - Covid-19 bulletin 4 May - 8 May

Updated numbers on settings opening and children attending during lockdown 2 May to 8 May.

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Early years in lockdown - Covid-19 bulletin 27 April - 1 May

Updated numbers on settings opening and children attending during lockdown 27 April to 1 May.

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Early years in lockdown - Covid-19 bulletin 20-24 April

Get the numbers on settings opening and children attending during lockdown 20 to 24 April.

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About EY Workforce Survey 2019

A full round-up of workforce trends, highlighting the challenges and also celebrating what is great about careers in early years. 

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Investing in quality and sustainability in your early years business

A collection of articles from leading sector experts and suppliers. 

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Counting the cost of early years election pledges 

We have been busy pricing election pledges, based on forecasts of sector costs at April 2020 and exclusive information direct from parties on their 2020/21 funding rates.

See what 2020 may hold for the sector. 

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The About EY Annual Report 2019

An A to Z of the state of the early years sector, from capacity and occupancy to funding and workforce challenges. The full picture - completely free of charge. 

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Counting the cost in spring 2019

The latest headlines on childcare delivery costs as they stand in 2019. 

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Insights from the About Early Years Workforce Roundtable

All the insights, discussion and resources from the About Early Years Workforce Roundtable Event, held January 31, 2019.

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About Early Years Sector Skills Survey

A comprehensive analysis of sector skills needs, recruitment and training and development plans. 

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Counting the cost in spring 2018

Headline analysis of private and voluntary sector delivery costs and funding deficits

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 Autumn 2017 Bulletin - a focus on 30 hours

A detailed picture of the first term of a national 30-hour offer. Read about who is delivering places, how many and on what terms. 

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A focus on men in childcare

Latest estimates suggest progress has been made in attracting men to a career in early years, but much remains to be done. See the key headlines here.

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Summer 2017 Bulletin - a  focus on the early years workforce 

A detailed look at sector capacity, the profile of the early years workforce and recruitment challenges.

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The About Early Years Annual Report 2017-18

From operating costs to workforce challenges: your complete A to Z of early education and childcare trends.

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