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The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton will succeed the Queen as Royal Patron for Action for Children in the New Year.
Early years settings across the country have been getting into the festive spirit - 'Ho, ho, ho.'
A new guide outlining changes to early years funding and delivery has been published by the Pre-School Learning Alliance.
Homeless children in Ireland will receieve 25 hours of free childcare a week, under new Government plans.
A toothbrushing programme in early years settings has made children less reluctant to clean their teeth.
The level of funding for the 30-hour childcare offer will not be subject to an annual review by the Government, the House of Lords has revealed.
A new study suggests the amount of time mothers spend with their children has a ‘noticeable influence’ on their early development.
Concerns have been raised by the early years sector that even with the increase in funding rates, many settings won’t be able to deliver 30 hours of free childcare sustainably.
Opportunities to narrow the achievement gap between looked- after children and their peers are being missed, because too few receive high-quality early education.
A Middlesbrough nursery has introduced ‘drop and shop’ sessions to give parents some ‘me time’.
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