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There are more five-year-old girls than boys of the same age at the highest ability range, new research suggests.

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education has launched a new campaign to help practitioners and parents instil a love of reading and books in children before they start school.

We have this far-sighted thinker and researcher to thank for strides in early education described by Wendy Scott and Liz de Keller.

Contrasts between early years provision in different countries can help us reflect on whether education is for teaching children readiness for life, argue David Whitebread and Sue Bingham.

Babies born between 32 and 36 weeks fare less well at school, according to a new study, which recommends that children born early should have a school readiness check before starting school to help identify any problems.

The benefits of providing risky activities to children and keeping their parents on board are explained by Sylvie Gambell and Ben Hasan.

Under the revised EYFS, planning for children's needs undergoes only subtle changes arising from the differences between prime and specific areas, as Ann Langston, director of Early Years Matters consultancy, explains

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the learning that children bring with them to start school, say David Whitebread and Sue Bingham Photographs by Justin Thomas at Homerton Children's centre, Cambridge.

Early years settings are responding to the Government's focus on 'school readiness' by building better links with schools and putting more emphasis on helping children to develop their independence skills.

August born children are more likely to struggle academically and be unhappy at school, according to new research.