“Sure Start is a personal priority.” Tristram Hunt writes exclusively for Labour Friends of Sure Start

February 2015 marks the second anniversary of Labour Friends of Sure Start. At our launch we welcomed then Shadow Education Secretary, Stephen Twigg. Today we are delighted that his successor Tristram Hunt has written exclusively for us. It was one of the defining initiatives of the last Labour government – a plan to give young … More “Sure Start is a personal priority.” Tristram Hunt writes exclusively for Labour Friends of Sure Start

Government Childcare Plans: Under-Funded, Incoherent Chaos

The Government has recently unveiled three high profile childcare policies. Free nursery places for disadvantaged two year olds. Childcare providers will be able to change carer-child ratios so one adult can care for six two-year olds, instead of the current four children – and one adult can care for four one year olds, instead of … More Government Childcare Plans: Under-Funded, Incoherent Chaos