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Early years experts and organisations are calling for a national debate on how children’s centres provide vital support for children and families.

New figures from the Government’s Troubled Families programme show that halfway into the three-year programme, more than fifty-per-cent (62,000) of the 120,000 identified households are being worked with.

A series of webcasts, featuring a Masterchef semi-finalist and former nursery chef, have been launched with advice for settings on planning cooking sessions with children.

The Department for Education has doubled the funding available for the early years bursary scheme to £3,000 in a bid to encourage more applicants.

Elizabeth Truss has accused Labour of misinterpreting statistics, after Ed Miliband claimed there are 35,000 fewer childcare places under the current Government.

A project set up to confront the problem of Vitamin D deficiency in young children has won a national nutrition award.

On a visit to a nursery today, Ed Miliband will say that parents who are struggling to cope with rising bills and stagnant wages, now face an increase in childcare costs.

Seven of Dudley's 20 children’s centres could close if council proposals are given the go ahead.

Nurseries, childminding groups and pre-schools are invited to register for the I CAN Chatterbox Challenge 2014.

Parents in Gateshead have set up a campaign to save local children’s centres in response to further cuts to family and children’s services in North East England.