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Lucy Powell, MP for Manchester Central, was appointed as Labour's new shadow minister for childcare and early years in October. Katy Morton met her to discuss her party's policies.
The proportion of early years providers judged inadequate has risen in the past year, annual Ofsted figures show.
More than 45 per cent of parents in Northern Ireland have reduced their working hours or left their job because of the high cost of childcare.
The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) is consulting with practitioners on the continued professional development (CPD) support they require in the future....
Barnardo's began offering parents free childcare training in October through its ABC Pathway Programme,...
Jonathan West @MandateNow campaign
As part of her research, Jo has devised a set of number games for pre-school children known as PLUS,...
06 December 2013
Breast milk is one commodity that doesn’t cost anything – but that doesn’t seem to have increased its popularity in these cash-strapped times.
06 June 2013
Has there ever been a U-turn on Government childcare policy as great as this? After six long months of campaigning, with thousands of signatures on paper and online petitions started by childminders, early...