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More than £82m has been cut from children’s centre budgets, according to figures from public sector union Unison.
Close to half of local authorities do not routinely share live birth data with children’s centres, finds charity.
A new think tank report calls for children’s centres to be turned into 'family hubs' to improve child outcomes.
Durham City Council is proposing to transfer the running of 28 of its children's centres to schools and nurseries.
Former children and families minister Tim Loughton is calling for a shift in the relationship between the state and family.
The charity 4Children is calling for midwives and health visitors be based at children’s centres, after a poll revealed that a quarter of mothers-to-be found out information about pregnancy from a children’s centre.
The Government's consultation on the introduction of the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) encourages early years providers to use the funding to make their settings 'teacher-led'.
A new report by the IPPR calls for year-round free part-time childcare for two- to four-year-olds, paid for by freezing child benefit.
The education and childcare minister has agreed to look again at the core purpose of Sure Start children’s centres.
Storytelling, ‘reptile’ days and using Dr Who to boost literacy and maths skills are just a few of the ways schools, children’s centres, and early years settings encourage families to learn together.
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