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New research reveals being born just three weeks premature can impact upon children's development, particularly if it means they fall into an earlier school year.
The disadvantage gap has now stopped closing in the early years, and there is a real risk any progress made over recent years to eradicate it could be undone, warns a new report.
The £845,000 scheme to boost children’s speech, language and communication skills has launched in Derby.
Children’s minister Nadhim Zahawi has expanded a range of measures to help tackle the language and literacy gap among five-year-olds in the most disadvantaged areas by training practitioners.
Staff-to-child ratios, and more importantly, staff qualifications and in-service training can predict the quality of pre-school childcare settings, a new study has found.
Teachers are ‘deeply concerned’ by the effects of poverty on children’s learning, with many believing the situation has worsened in the last few years, according to a survey.
Under-fives living in disadvantaged areas are to benefit from additional help with their early speech and communication skills, as part of a £6.5m investment from the DfE.
New research has found that targeted music lessons for under-fives in deprived areas help to close the gap, particularly for children with complex needs.
As Montessori celebrates 100 years of training in the UK, Nursery World meets Leonor Stjepic, CEO of Montessori St Nicholas
Battledown Centre for Children and Families in Cheltenham has been awarded Early Years Setting of the year at the seventh annual Shine a Light awards.
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