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A whole-town approach is being taken by the Government in its latest health drive, and children's centres are key players, writes Karen Faux.
In a new policy insight paper the three main political parties give their views on the best directions for childcare. Annette Rawstrone reports.
Is it the job of the market or the Government to set the wages of the early years workforce? Mary Evans hears the arguments for different solutions.
Having seen in the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage under one director, early years figures express their views on the role of the next one to Annette Rawstrone.
What are the implications for early years settings, practitioners, trainers and employers in the new Qualifications List? Karen Faux takes a look.
Changes in training levels among the early years workforce being brought in under the EYFS framework are explained by national development manager at the CWDC Pauline Jones.
When nurseries tell parents to keep their child away because of behavioural incidents, are they failing in their duties under the EYFS? Pat Gordon-Smith argues for greater clarity.
The paradox of areas that need quality childcare the most having it in the least measure looks far from being solved. Simon Vevers asks why.
More social stigma attaches to absent mothers than fathers, but this only makes it more difficult for the children, says Judith Napier.
The Government has proposed extending the age range for free nursery education, before the issue of its financial impact on providers has been worked out. Simon Vevers hears what they think.