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In her new book Professor Pat Preedy, with co-authors Kay Sanderson and Sir Christopher Ball, call for a new birth to seven curriculum and the scrapping of the EYFS profile
A new study highlights the challenges facing early years settings and how the Government can intervene.
Professor Law and Dr Charlton stress the importance of parents reading to their children after their joint study confirmed the positive effect it has on language development.
One in five children start Reception overweight or obese and over 45,000 children are admitted to hospital every year with tooth decay - we all know the facts and figures but what can early years practitioners do about it?
In Ireland there is a recruitment crisis, but qualification requirements are not to blame - it's all about low pay, says Dr Moloney.
Cary Rankin talks about Bertram Nursery Group's experience of the 30-hours.
Extra free childcare hours – music to the ears of parents up and down the country, but recruitment challenges mean the delivery might not be so straightforward, warns Ms Gray.
PACEY's chief executive Liz Bayram says childminders need more support, recognition and funding to successfully deliver the extended entitlement.
If Ireland's delayed Affordable Childcare scheme is to become a reality, government must be willing to invest more now and into the future, says Teresa Heeney.
Ahead of the general election, Liz Bayram of PACEY calls on the political parties to commit to providing high-quality childcare.
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