The big news this month is that we have a launch date for the Tax Free Childcare Program (it starts on the 28th April by the way) and we linked up every relevant calculator and tool we could find.
We’re also being very careful to avoid using ‘Free Childcare’ (aside from the Tax Free Childcare of course) because it really isn’t and the latest information on 30 hours from the government is trying really, really hard to pretend it is.
You can find those stories and all the news as it happens on our blog.
The team has been expanded this month with the addition of (our new superstar of the office) Ruth. If you phone up now you’re most likely to speak to her, which is good news as she is easily the most helpful person I’ve ever met!
In other news, we have mostly been talking about moderation this month – and we don’t mean what we gave up for lent. After it was mentioned at the Ofsted Big Conversation it has been causing a bit of a stir in the office. With some nurseries already doing it, others are unaware of it and the former teachers in our office waffling about ‘sample size’, it isn’t something that is going to be easily solved.
We have been putting together some tools, hopefully these will be ready soon, so don’t be afraid to stop us if you see us at a conference (we will be at Nursery World North in May!) and want to pick our brains.