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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.


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Interview - 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'...

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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.

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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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Planning for peace

Early years practitioners must make peace a priority, argues Professor Cathy Nutbrown

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A reverse recovery?

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

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