Browsing Archive: February, 2012

OPERATION DONT FORCE YOUNG PARENTS TO LEAVE THEIR NEW BABIES FULL TIME!

Posted by Prymface on Sunday, February 5, 2012,
Ok, its a mouthful I know - but stick with me here.

The DfE have launched a consultation, in view of raising the participation age to 17 in 2013 and 18 in 2015, where they are asking what should constitute 'full time'. The fact that Care to Learn will remain available up to age 20 (see previous blog post) means that there is potential for much more flexibility in further education provision for young parents. That includes maternity leave, home learning, part time study, specialist provision, ...
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Care to Learn got Saved!

Posted by Prymface on Saturday, February 4, 2012,

You may remember me pestering everyone to help save Care to Learn (C2L) a few months back. Care to Learn pays childcare for parents up to age 20 in education. It is a VITAL fund for young parents and the DfE launched a consultation about their proposed changes in September 2011. The consultation they launched however was not asking whether to cut it or not, it was simply asking HOW to cut it.  With the DfE stating their preferred option (to cut the age eligibility), and this new option alread...
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