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New research has concluded that a particular parenting style creates the best prospects for future society. Karen Faux hears some of the reactions.
The most significant independent review of primary and early education has just concluded, yet has been virtually dismissed by the Government in favour of its own review. Wendy Scott looks deeper.
New research may point the way to keeping young people off the streets and engaged in meaningful pastimes of their own choosing, with a role for children's centres. Annette Rawstrone investigates.
With new guidelines recently issued to local authorities on the Early Years Single Funding Formula for the free entitlement, Ruth Thomson outlines the implications.
Formal childcare provision is not keeping up with the social change of more and more parents working atypical hours, which can adversely affect children's well-being. Karen Faux reports.
Are the targets and measurements that the Government appears to be dropping going to be replaced by what the early years sector wants or needs? Mary Evans asks the experts.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is theoretically play-based and child-centred - yet it so clashes with playwork that it is driving some providers out. Mary Evans investigates.
Practitioners are being urged to feed back their experience so far of the Early Years Foundation Stage - but is it asking the right questions of the right people? Ruth Thomson investigates.
The progress of the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services (C4EO) in supporting professionals delivering early years services is examined by Sue Owen.
The question of when children are developmentally ready to start school underlies a new and timely review of research into birthdate effects outlined by Tim Oates of Cambridge Assessment.