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

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.

Wendy Ellyat says the Government response to 'Too Much Too Young' is inadequate and issues an invitation to join the campaign

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.

School starting age campaigners in Northern Ireland are today (Wednesday) meeting with the Northern Ireland Assembly's Education Committee to urge 'speedy action' on introducing a more flexible system.

The Early Years Teacher standards have a vital role in shaping the nature of the work that early years teachers will undertake and the training towards meeting those standards.

Early years experts and academics have slammed the new Early Years Teacher standards, which were set out last week by the National College of Teaching and Leadership.

The EYFS profile could be scrapped and replaced by a formal test when children start school.

Despite a call for more emphasis on play-based learning from many respondents to the consultation on Early Years Educator qualifications, the Government has not amended the criteria.