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A new flagship centre for disabled children has been opened by Westminster City Council.
Campaigners fighting to keep children’s centres open in Buckinghamshire have lost their case in the High Court.
The Children’s Commissioner wants the two Conservative leadership candidates to put the billions they have promised for income and corporation tax cuts towards mending broken childhoods.
A high court judge is to decide whether the move by Buckinghamshire County Council to close 19 of its 35 children’s centres is unlawful.
The number of children using children’s centres has fallen by nearly 20 per cent, with a sharp drop in use among under-fives.
The Mayor of London congratulated nurseries and children's centres on achieving the Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) awards at an event at City Hall.
Fourteen children’s centres in East Sussex have been earmarked for closure in an attempt to cut council budgets.
Lambeth Council has approved the closure of five of its children’s centres, while those in other parts of the country are also under threat.
New research has found that targeted music lessons for under-fives in deprived areas help to close the gap, particularly for children with complex needs.
The Local Government Association says it is 'inevitable' councils will be forced to close more children's centres unless the Government provides extra funding.
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