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The EYSFF is key to sustainability and fairness, says National Day Nurseries Association chief executive Purnima Tanuku.
The EYSFF is dividing providers in a new way now that it has been postponed.
Parents, whatever their background, want to give their children the opportunities and skills for a successful life.
LETTER OF THE WEEK
The Vetting and Barring Scheme was introduced to raise the levels of protection for all children in our society. Yet the provisions of the scheme still allow for significant discrepancies, according to the way in which a childcarer is recruited.
Inspections are up for bids, says Julian Grenier.
Childcare vouchers will retain tax relief, thanks to widespread protests.
Children and their parents cannot be forced back into traditional roles.
Across Peterborough, there is a growing interest in intergenerational practice. In October 2008 three young people - Lee, Stephen and Tom - volunteered to serve meals at a Salvation Army lunch club for older people. The video of their story inspired Peterborough City Council's director of children's services, John Richards, to get behind the development of good practice.
There are some hopeful nods for the early years in recent Conservative comments.