Childcare and Early Education APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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The APPG works with the sector to support and promote private, voluntary and independent (PVI) childcare settings, and the value of high-quality early education in helping every child to have the best start in life.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Childcare and Early Education

1. Early years inspection handbook
31/08/2021 - Ofsted
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Found: Early years inspection handbook Ofsted guidance on inspecting registered early years and

2. Employers For Childcare - written evidence
10/10/2018 - Inquiry: Education funding in Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
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Found: Employers For Childcare (EDU0014) Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Inquiry: Education funding in Northern

3. Early education and childcare
11/02/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: Early education and childcare - GOV.UK

4. Report - Supporting disadvantaged families through free early education and childcare entitlements in England
13/03/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: Department for Education Supporting disadvantaged families through free early education and childcare entitlements

5. Preparing for the wider opening of early years and childcare settings from 1 June
24/05/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: opening of early years and childcare settings from 1 June A planning guide for early years providers

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Childcare and Early Education

1. Free Childcare
09/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: Report of the Treasury Committee, Session 2017-19, Childcare, HC 757; and the Government Response, HC 1196] - Speech Link
2: e-petition 255237 relating to the provision of free childcare.It is a real pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link

2. Early Years Education Funding
21/07/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered early years education funding.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link

3. Childcare
13/09/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: affordability of childcare.The petition is about the need for an independent review of childcare funding - Speech Link

4. Nurseries and Early Years Settings
03/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered the future of nurseries and early years settings.I thank the Backbench Business - Speech Link

5. Early Years Education: Equality of Attainment
10/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered the effect of early years education on equality of attainment.It is a - Speech Link
2: up in prison, for example—is their ability very early on to communicate effectively and understand what - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Childcare and Early Education
1. Childcare: Coronavirus
asked by: Karin Smyth
16/10/2020
... what assessment she has made of (a) the level of childcare provision available during the covid-19 outbreak; and what assessment she has made of the effect of available childcare on the number of mothers taking redundancy since March 2020 to date.

2. Childcare Implementation Taskforce
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
16/03/2018
... what the reason is for the omission of the Childcare Implementation Taskforce from the list of Cabinet Committees and Implementation Taskforces published on gov.uk.

3. Childcare Implementation Taskforce
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
16/03/2018
... whether the Childcare Implementation Taskforce has been disbanded.

4. NHS: Early Retirement
asked by: David Linden
19/05/2021
... what discussions his Department has had with officials in HM Treasury on the effect of pension taxation on early retirement rates of senior NHS workers.

5. NHS: Early Retirement
asked by: David Linden
19/05/2021
... what assessment his Department has made of the effect of (a) pension taxation and (b) the freezing of the lifetime allowance on early retirement rates of senior NHS workers.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Steve Brine Portrait
Steve Brine
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Winchester
Joined: 16th December 2020
Apsana Begum Portrait
Apsana Begum
Officer
Labour - Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 16th December 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Steve Brine MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7189.

Email: steve.brine.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Connect Communications, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London W1P 4QP

Email: childcareandearlyeducationappg@connectpa.co.uk

Secretariat:

Connect acts as the group's secretariat. https://connectpa.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://connectpa.co.uk/party-parliamentary-group-childcare-early-education/

Benefits in Kind
Date
17 Nov 2020
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Cache, National Day Nurseries Association, Pre-School Learning Alliance (Also known as Early Years Alliance), Tops Day Nurseries (Also known as Hadland Care Group), The Foundation Stage Forum   From : 17/11/2020 To : 16/11/2021
Value
£30,001
Date
5 Sep 2018
Source
Connect PA
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: The Foundation Stage Forum, Tops Day Nurseries (Hadland Care Group), Pre School Learning Alliance, National Day Nurseries, Cache.   From : 05/09/2018 To : 04/09/2019
Value
£19,501
Date
5 Sep 2017
Source
Connect PA
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/09/2017 To : 04/09/2018
Value
£19,501
Date
5 Sep 2017
Source
Connect PA
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: The Foundation Stage Forum, Tops Day Nurseries (Hadland Care Group), Pre School Learning Alliance, National Day Nurseries, Cache.   From : 05/09/2017 To : 04/09/2018
Value
£19,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Childcare and Early Education APPG

Former APPG Officers
Neil Gray Portrait
Neil Gray
Officer
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Airdrie and Shotts
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Tulip Siddiq Portrait
Tulip Siddiq
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Hampstead and Kilburn
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Ruth George Portrait
Ruth George
Officer
Labour - Former Member for High Peak
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships