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As part of her research, Jo has devised a set of number games for pre-school children known as PLUS, to help them to learn maths skills. These have been piloted with six local nurseries.

Disadvantaged children who are behind in the 'three Rs' at the age of seven already have their life chances determined, according to Save the Children.

Making authentic links between reading and talking has been helping early years practitioners and teachers to develop children's communication, language and literacy. Di Chilvers explains.

Wendy Ellyat says the Government response to 'Too Much Too Young' is inadequate and issues an invitation to join the campaign

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) is calling for a stronger focus on developing childrens social skills and emotional resilience to prepare them for school.

In the second of a two-part series on developing fine motor control, Nicole Weinstein looks at resources for children aged three to five years.

Children who read for pleasure are more likely to perform well at maths and English, according to new research by the Institute of Education (IOE).

A focus on 'school readiness', testing at an ever-earlier age, and the downgrading of play threaten 'profound damage' to a generation of children, a group of experts warns today.

A truncated version of Development Matters has been published as new guidance for early years practitioners and inspectors to help them review children's development in the EYFS.

Rhythm is a critical area for both communication and physical skills development, so how can practitioners ensure children's learning is supported? Lala Manners reports.