Top 20 universities 2014

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Top 20 universities 2014: QS World University Rankings 1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2. = Imperial College London (joint 2nd) 2. = University of Cambridge (joint 2nd) 4. Harvard University 5. = University College London (joint 5th) 5. = … Continued

Parents spending more on childcare

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Parents ‘spending more on childcare’ – survey By Patrick Howse BBC News, Education reporter small child being fed Four out of five families used some form of childcare last year Continue reading the main story Related Stories ‘Child care costs … Continued

Childcare costs rise

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Childcare costs rose by 19% in 2013, says website By Patrick Howse BBC News, education reporter Nanny with child The cost of nannies and childminders has soared in the past year, a childcare website says Continue reading the main story … Continued

Parents fear childcare chaos

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Parents fear childcare chaos if schools set term dates By Judith Burns BBC News education reporter School head raps holiday parents Teachers warn of school term ‘chaos’ End of term. Already? Parents fear holiday childcare problems for families with children … Continued

Free childcare places for two-year-olds

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Free childcare places for two-year-olds ‘to double’ Nursery Mr Clegg said the scheme was aimed at “helping the families that need it most” Continue reading the main story Related Stories Nursery ratio climb down confirmed Nursery ratio changes abandoned Nursery … Continued

Good news for economy

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The British Chambers of Commerce has sharply upped its 2013 growth forecast, saying the economy is gaining momentum. The business lobby group now expects 1.3% growth this year, up from 0.9%. Its forecasts for the next two years were upped … Continued

Nursery ratio changes being scrapped

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Nursery ratio changes being scrapped, Nick Clegg says By Angela Harrison Education correspondent, BBC News The government had said the changes were about increasing quality and number of places Continue reading the main story Related Stories Nursery changes ‘to raise … Continued