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The Deputy Prime Minister is expected to say this week that he believes free schools have too much freedom.

Disadvantaged children who are behind in the 'three Rs' at the age of seven already have their life chances determined, according to Save the Children.

Teaching unions have renewed calls for a ban on the phonics reading test, following the publication of the provisional results of this year's check.

Montessori St Nicholas has awarded grants to two more primary schools, as part of its bid to bring Montessori teaching to a wider community.

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) is calling for a stronger focus on developing childrens social skills and emotional resilience to prepare them for school.

Pebbles Children's Centre in Basingstoke hosted the launch of the Giant Wiggle, a sponsored conga campaign in aid of Action for Children based on best-selling children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Primary school children in England and Wales turning up at school hungry are missing out on eight weeks of education, reveals new research.

Children who read for pleasure are more likely to perform well at maths and English, according to new research by the Institute of Education (IOE).

A focus on 'school readiness', testing at an ever-earlier age, and the downgrading of play threaten 'profound damage' to a generation of children, a group of experts warns today.

A truncated version of Development Matters has been published as new guidance for early years practitioners and inspectors to help them review children's development in the EYFS.