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There are more five-year-old girls than boys of the same age at the highest ability range, new research suggests.
Early years practitioners will receive guidance on implementing the revised EYFS, children's minister Sarah Teather has confirmed.
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education has launched a new campaign to help practitioners and parents instil a love of reading and books in children before they start school.
The early learning goals for literacy and mathematics in the EYFS have been amended, in light of the response from the early years sector to the revised framework.
Don't throw away any boxes after Christmas, says Mary Barlow. They're the perfect open-ended resource
Children's minister Sarah Teather has confirmed that a further short consultation on the EYFS will be launched shortly.
The Scottish Book Trust's early years book gifting programme has received an additional 450,000, bringing the total amount of funding for the scheme to 1.5m until 2013.
We have this far-sighted thinker and researcher to thank for strides in early education described by Wendy Scott and Liz de Keller.
If the test itself is wrong, children shouldn't be judged as a failure if they fail the test!
Contrasts between early years provision in different countries can help us reflect on whether education is for teaching children readiness for life, argue David Whitebread and Sue Bingham.
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