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Children’s centres in a number of local authorities are being faced with closure and cuts to their services as councils see their budgets slashed.
4Children is calling for the transformation of Sure Start children’s centres into extended ‘Children and Family Hubs'.
Nursery children at high risk of poor oral health should be given lessons on how to brush their teeth, recommends new advice.
Despite a record number of disadvantaged families using children's centres, uncertainty over their future remains,new research shows.
4Children is challenging all political parties to commit to an overhaul of services for children and families in 2015.
Seven children's centres in Bury could be converted into nurseries for the delivery of disadvantaged two-year-old places, under plans being considered by the council.
Fewer than half of children’s centres in the latest round of inspections were rated good or outstanding, Ofsted figures show.
Research by 4Children shows that children’s centres have the potential to increase childcare places by a third for disadvantaged two-year-olds.
New analysis by Labour reveals there are 628 fewer Sure Start centres now than four years ago.
New statutory guidance on how early years providers should support children with special educational needs and disabilities has been approved by Parliament.
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