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Childcare providers have expressed their anger over a petition that calls for 15 hours of 'free' childcare for babies and has more than 107,000 signatures.
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.
More than 200 four-year-olds, their parents and teachers marched to Downing Street today demanding the Government halt its plan to test children when they first start school.
The Department for Education has launched a new drive to recruit more men into childcare as a career.
Early years workers can have their say on paperwork in a survey being carried out by the Early Years Alliance with Ofsted and the Department for Education.
A new DfE campaign will encourage parents to chat, play and read with their children after research revealed mums and dads don't have the time to teach their under-fives letters or numbers.
A new one-year programme from the Early Intervention Foundation will look at how to improve outcomes for children in five areas.
The much anticipated Level 3 early years apprenticeship standard has been approved for delivery.
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.
Northamptonshire county council has gone ahead with its proposed cuts to funding supplements paid to providers.
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