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EXCLUSIVE In Focus: 30 hours: the hidden cost

What price are the most vulnerable children paying for the Government’s flagship childcare policy? Our FOI investigation reveals that nearly a fifth of councils have cut nursery places in the past year...

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Projects to support disadvantaged children’s early learning win funding of £18m

Projects aimed at boosting home learning and improving training for professionals working with children with SEND, are among those that have been allocated a share of £18m in DfE funding....

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Budget failings to cost nursery sector nearly half a billion pounds

The cost to private and voluntary nurseries of last month’s budget is £437m according to an analysis by the National Day Nurseries Association.

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Call for national early intervention strategy

MPs are calling for a new national early intervention strategy to tackle childhood adversity and trauma, and are calling on the Government to hold the long-delayed consultation on children's...


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Catherine Maguire - Community campaign network co-ordinator of the clean Air Team, ClientEarth

ClientEarth, a non-profit environmental law organisation, has given its backing to the National Clean...

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Interview - Dr Gemma Ryde

Dr Ryde led a study exploring how The Daily Mile, an initiative that encourages nurseries and primary...

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Interview - Dr Nigel Carter

The Oral Health Foundation is calling for the UK to make ‘healthy drinks’ the default option with children’s...

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Inequality persists

A recent OECD report confirms that the UK needs to better support disadvantaged children in order to...

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Feeling overwhelmed

Too many statutory requirements mean we are busy demonstrating compliance rather than getting on with...