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c hallenges facing the mixed economy in delivering quality and sufficiency. 10 September 2007 Purnima Tanuku Chief Executive. who we are. National membership organisation for children’s day nurseries across the UK Registered charity since 1999 Promoting quality in early years. what we do.

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challenges facing the mixed economy in delivering quality and sufficiency

10 September 2007

Purnima Tanuku

Chief Executive


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who we are

  • National membership organisation for children’s day nurseries across the UK

  • Registered charity since 1999

  • Promoting quality in early years


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what we do

  • Voice of the sector – national and local Government and media

  • Support, information and advice

  • Member consultation

  • Conferences, nursery awards, seminars and forums

  • Campaigns for healthy lifestyles for children

  • Training and Professional Development

  • Quality Counts scheme


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  • Government strategy

  • Rise in female workforce – 52% of mothers with children under 5 now work

  • Increase in the age of new mothers – 50% of births to mothers over 30

  • Working parent preferences – 20% of under 5s attend a day nursery, 31% use relatives, 24% use parents, 18% use a registered childminder, 7% use other forms of childcare

key drivers


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the UK childcare market

  • 15,000 day nurseries provide care and education for nearly 1 million under-5s

  • The day nursery sector employs over 200,000 people

  • The average cost across sectors of a full-time place for a child under 2 years old is £138 per week.


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management

Day nurseries

2001

2003

2005

Nat Cen/BMRB





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age of children in day nurseries this changed?

Nat Cen/BMRB



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average UK full-time nursery fees age group in day nurseries

  • 2007 figures, per week (5 days)

  • Local authorities £127.50

  • Voluntary £115.00

  • Private sector £143.00

  • Overall average £138.00

  • Average occupancy rate across the UK is 77.5%


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profitability – day nurseries age group in day nurseries

2001

2003

2005

Nat Cen/BMRB


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policy implications age group in day nurseries

  • Children’s Centres

  • Children’s Centres and Extended Schools

  • Stand alone PVI settings


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  • Parental Choice age group in day nurseries

  • Flexibility

  • Affordability

  • Sustainability

  • Quality


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expectations age group in day nurseries

  • Foundation Stage to be in place by 2008

  • 3,500 Children’s Centres by 2010

  • Every Children’s Centre to have EYP graduate by 2010

  • Every full day care setting to have EYP graduate by 2015


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challenges affecting the mixed economy age group in day nurseries

  • Affordability and sustainability

  • Duplication and lack of real engagement

  • Local authorities and childcare market management

  • Partnerships in rhetoric but not in reality

  • Children’s Centres and extended schools


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challenges affecting the mixed economy age group in day nurseries

  • Level playing field

    • Nursery Education funding

    • Business rates

    • Staffing ratios

    • VAT

  • Workforce development

    • Transformation Fund

  • Quality and Outcomes

  • Negative PR


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“I want us to listen and engage the talents of school leaders, parents, children, businesses and the voluntary sector. It is their voice and their expertise that should ultimately inform the future policy, mission and vision of this new department. It is their voice and their expertise that will help us tackle the very acute challenges we still face.”

Ed Balls, Secretary of State

department for children, schools and families


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