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Low pay in the childcare sector could lead to a shortage in staff, warns a new report.

The Government’s two-year-old offer has closed the gap between the most disadvantaged and advantaged children taking-up early years education, a new report claims.

Councils have been urged to make protecting children's centres 'a priority' by a Labour party campaign group backed by Tristram Hunt.

A new report calls for more children’s centres, particularly those in areas with ‘high concentrations’ of vulnerable families, to register births.

Children's centres are under immense pressure as reduced funding and support and the amalgamation of settings has increased their responsibilities and workloads.

New Government advice has been published for childcare providers and schools on how to protect children at risk of extremism.

More than one million three and four-year-olds are taking up their funded place in ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ settings.

The Government has put out a call for evidence ahead of its review into the cost of delivering the free childcare places.

Children's charities have been left 'squeezed' by cuts of more than £150m to their Government funding over a period of 12 months, warns a new report.

While the early years sector has welcomed the news that a funding review will begin ahead of the summer, it has raised concerns that any increase to rates will be minimal.