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Baseline trial data censored in FOI release

The Department for Education has been accused of hiding data gathered from the trial of the Reception Baseline Assessment.



Interview - Jeremy Davies, head of communications at the Fatherhood Institute

The organisation is leading a new project, funded by the Department for Education, to encourage more...


Interview - Rebecca McGrath

Ms McGrath has just purchased her fifth setting, bringing the total number of childcare places offered...


Interview - Cat Ross, CEO, Baby Basics

The charity, which works like a food bank for baby provision, has seen a huge rise in demand for its...

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Our nursery schools are on the brink

Europe sees our nursery schools as the best, but underfunding means that they are in danger, says Jack...


Editor’s view - Talking about transitions

Listening to children’s perspectives on what they need to settle into school should change views on what...