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General Election - The state of play for families

A 'stocktake' of family-focused policies from the three main political parties provides some insight into where their priorities lie. Chief executive of charity 4Children Anne Longfield explains.



Ruth Gaunt, reader in social psychology at the University of Lincoln's School of Psychology

Dr Gaunt has led a two-year study, funded by a European Union research grant, to explore how fathers'...


Steven White, Project co-ordinator at Dunblane Nature Kindergarten, Bertram Nursery Group

Mr White is travelling to the Hval Gard Barnahage nursery near Oslo this month.


Leigh-Anne Stradeski, chief executive of the UK's national children's museum Eureka!

Ms Stradeski this week received an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University.

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A reverse recovery?

The UK has become skilled at creating low-paid jobs, says Vidhya Alakeson


Editor's view - Some strange admissions

PVI providers should read the school admissions consultation carefully

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