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Sarah-Jane Turner, Childminder of the Year in the Nursery World Awards, is from Derbyshire, not Gloucestershire as printed in our Awards supplement.
Children's minister Beverley Hughes has written to UNICEF to complain about a report on early childhood education which she described as 'poor' and full of inaccuracies.
Almost one in four children is overweight or obese by the time they start school, according to figures from the National Child Measurement Programme for the academic year 2007/2008.
The NHS operating Framework published last week highlights access to children's centres and the Healthy Child programmes, as improving health and reducing health inequalities. It calls for 'high quality services as close to home as possible and in a range of settings, for example children's centres.'
National strategies has launched a website to make all its content available in one place, including the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Primary and Secondary Frameworks. Visit www.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/nationalstrategies.
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Radical proposals for reforming the benefit system include asking single parents of children as young as three to take steps to getting a job.
The food watchdog is to write to ministers recommending changes to Government advice for young children and pregnant women to avoid eating peanuts.
Many children with special educational needs (SEN) are being let down by the education system, children's secretary Ed Balls said last week, as he unveiled a 38m funding package aimed at boosting their achievements at school.
A supply teacher was given the sack after telling a class of seven-year-olds that Santa Claus doesn't exist, said the Guardian.