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12th December 2019

Setting Site Closure Dates

It’s that time of year when lots of nurseries begin to contact the Customer Support team for help on setting their site closure dates within the Connect Childcare system. In case you’re planning on changing or setting new closure dates soon, we thought it would be helpful to show you how it’s done.  Click below…

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12th December 2019

The Big EY Debate

Join us on 23rd January in central London, or via a live web-stream*, as childcare providers up and down the country share views on how to tackle the funding crisis.  With an estimated funding gap of £662 million in 2019/2020 the evidence tells us that parents and providers are footing the bill for under-funded childcare policy.…

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11th December 2019

2020 Nursery Calendar

Stay ahead of the curve next year by downloading our 2020 nursery calendar. We’ve got two different layouts for you to choose from and we’ve included all the important dates for the early years sector. Click below to download and print out

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11th December 2019

Knowledge Audit Survey

We hope you’re feeling the benefit of the new Customer Success Framework here at Connect.  We’ve had some great feedback from our nurseries so far, particularly around our live chat feature. If you haven’t checked it out already head over to the help desk to take a look.  On the subject of the Help Desk – if…

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5th December 2019

Counting the Cost of Early Years Election Pledges

See what 2020 may hold for the sector. With exclusive information direct from the political parties. The December general election is just over a week away and the UK political parties have been preparing for the upcoming election, with candidates promoting their campaigns, pledges and promises across the country. Early education and childcare feature prominently…

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3rd December 2019

A brand new ParentZone has launched!

It’s here! Say hello to the new and improved ParentZone app! Our team have been working non stop behind the scenes to get a brand new version of ParentZone released. We’ve made some serious improvements to ParentZone and we have launched a brand new app for parents! You can log in with your existing ParentZone…

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29th November 2019

Win big this Christmas

This competition has now ended It’s competition time again! Christmas is all about fulfilling wishes and we are ready to check off your Christmas wishlist with a Christmas Competition. Do you want the chance to win one of twelve award-winning prizes?  We have partnered with some of our favourite brands to give away 12 prizes…

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20th November 2019

Time for a sector-led manifesto for early years?

Withdrawal of council-run nurseries, steep falls in Early Years Pupil Premium spend, drops in the take-up of disadvantaged 2-year-old places and the re-opening of inequality gaps in reception year achievement… The 2019 annual report from Ceeda’s influential About Early Years research programme paints a troubling picture for disadvantaged communities. Revealing more detail on the £662…

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