Counting the cost of election manifestos

04/12/2019

Forecast funding deficits range from £824 million to £80 million when manifestos are costed in detail. Read More

Time for a sector-led manifesto for early years?

11/11/2019

The About Early Years annual report is out! Your A to Z of trends and challenges in the sector, it paints a troubling picture for disadvantaged communities. Read More

Sector comes together to tackle recruitment challenges

27/08/2019

The sector is coming together to tackle recruitment challenges, with a wide-ranging research project looking at awareness and perceptions of early education and childcare across the generations. Building on discussions at a recent workforce round-table hosted by Ceeda, the ‘What is EY?’ project will deliver much needed insight into how the sector is perceived today, and how best to communicate the rewards and benefits it offers in the future. Read More

Could your pic win £100 of early years resources?

13/08/2019

A picture is worth a thousand words. Enter Ceeda’s photography competition and win £100 of resources for your setting Read More

Rising salaries are pushing settings into the red

05/08/2019

The average sector wage to sales ratio in spring 2019 was high at 70.1% Read More

Sector salaries rise but remain behind the competition

17/07/2019

Nursery manager pay has risen by 4% since April 2018 and practitioners have seen an average rise of 3% Read More

Join us at the Nursery World Inspection Conference 9th July

24/06/2019

Join us at the Nursery World Inspection Conference 9th July Read More

Over 1,700 settings leave Ofsted EYR

19/06/2019

In the 3 months to 31 March 2019 1,203 childminders and 536 nurseries and pre-schools left the Ofsted Early Years Register. Read More

Early years sector faces £662 million funding deficit in 2019/2020

11/06/2019

Under increasing pressure, over one in ten nurseries and pre-schools fear closure. Read More

Sector leaders come together to consider workforce challenges

01/03/2019

Read the highlights from our workforce roundtable Read More

Two fifths of providers receive less funding than in 2013/2014

28/10/2018

More than two in every five (44%) nurseries, pre-schools and childminders in England are receiving less funding, in real-terms, than they were five years ago. Read More

Childcare providers face £616.5 million funding gap in 2018

25/05/2018

Nurseries and pre-schools face a funding shortfall of over half a billion this year, finds the latest research from Ceeda. Read More

The first term of 30-hours - all the need-to-know figures

02/02/2018

The sector has capacity for 332,400 30-hour places but just 46% are completely free Read More

Sector health check from the About Early Years research programme

30/10/2017

The first wave of the new sector research programme 'About early Years' finds major recruitment difficulties, a decline in workforce qualification levels and average occupancy levels of 69%. Read More

Staffing shortage threatens delivery of flagship 30-hour childcare offer

03/10/2017

Childcare settings in England are struggling to recruit the staff they need to deliver 30 hours free childcare Read More

Seeing the road ahead

06/03/2017

Ceeda launches ground-breaking About Early Years sector research programme. Read More

Government underestimates eligibility for 30 hour offer

20/01/2017

Up to 500,000 children could be eligible for 30 hours free childcare in 2017/18 Read More

Staff to minimum ratios and save 15% on costs says DfE

13/01/2017

Concerns remain about funding levels in early years and the impact that new rates may have on the quality of care. Read More

Increase staffing flexibility to reduce costs says DfE

08/02/2016

DfE points to greater staffing efficiency as a means to reduce costs Read More

Why do parents choose your nursery?

13/01/2016

Ceeda research reveals that location is the most common driver of decisions on nursery choice. Read More

The questions behind the numbers

14/12/2015

National hourly funding rates of £4.88 for 3 to 4 year olds (including Early Years Pupil Premium) and £5.39 for two year olds were announced in the Government’s Autumn Spending Review. Are these rates enough and what lies beneath the numbers? Read More

Autumn Spending Review

27/11/2015

Whilst welcome, announced increases in funding rates will not plug funding gaps Read More

Counting the Cost of a National Living Wage

30/09/2015

How will the introduction of a National Living Wage impact on the cost of delivering funded places? Ceeda looks to the future with this forecast of delivery costs. Read More

Learning from leavers feedback

15/09/2015

Latest results from the Ceeda national leaver survey flag the importance of staff retention. Read the key findings published in Teach Nursery. Read More

Ceeda parent surveys show parent partnerships are strong

19/05/2015

Effective communication is at the heart of strong parent partnerships, hear how technology can play a helping hand. Read More

On the move

04/03/2015

Moving rooms can be unsettling for children and parents alike. Hear about parent's experiences reported in the Ceeda room mover survey. Read More

Motivating and rewarding your team in a challenging funding environment

21/01/2015

How can you motivate and reward your team in a challenging funding environment? Hear the headlines from Ceeda's early years workforce survey and tips from LEYF's Neil King on how to motivate your team. Read More

Counting the cost

12/11/2014

A major national study into the cost of delivering funded childcare places in private voluntary and independent (PVI) childcare settings. Read More

Are you getting things off to a good start?

10/10/2014

Are you getting things off to a good start for families? The Ceeda settling in survey tracks parents experience in those critical early weeks and months. Read More

Ceeda Benchmark is Gold Dust

01/08/2014

Managing Director at Bertram Nurseries Group shares his experience of using parent feedback to enhance quality and parent partnerships. Read More