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An early intervention programme called Parents as First Teachers is improving parent-child interactions, the home environment and, as a result, child outcomes, writes Annette Rawstrone

Parents and Children Together (PACT), a new parent-delivered teaching programme, has led to gains in children’s early language and reading skills. Kelly Burgoyne, Rachel Gardner, Helen Whiteley and Charles Hulme report on the project

Children struggling in Reception and Year 1 with behavioural and emotional problems are being helped to become more confident learners at a specialist centre in Everton. By Caroline Vollans

Tips for encouraging children’s inquisitiveness, by Penny Tassoni

One setting is bucking the norm of a female-dominated early years workforce by making the recruitment of men part of its commitment to equality and diversity, finds Meredith Jones Russell

New research shows that when used in the best way, teaching assistants can have a positive impact on children’s learning and their transition to school, as Marion Dowling explains

A project run by a nursery in the West Midlands with the University of Worcester is helping parents to support their children’s language development, explain Alison Prowle and Nicola Stobbs

How to encourage your children to partake in beneficial and enjoyable physical activities. By Penny Tassoni

Fortunately for those parents struggling to cope with their child’s behaviour, there are programmes to help, reports Annette Rawstrone

With ‘blended families’ on the increase, early years practitioners need to be in tune with the feelings of the children affected, and aware of their obligations to both parents, writes Annette Rawstrone