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Oxfordshire County Council has backtracked on proposals to close some of its children’s centres, following widespread campaigns to keep the centres open.

The Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed plans to extend free school meals to all infant school children in England from next year.

Families will continue to spend more than a quarter of their household income on childcare, even after Tax-Free Childcare is introduced, a think-tank has warned.

Voluntary-run playgroups and pre-schools are the finest example of the 'Big Society' and should be supported to become sustainable, argues volunteer Sue Cowley.

A programme to combat poverty and promote education, health and economic prosperity in deprived areas in Wales has been extended.

Seven children’s centres in Bradford are at risk of closure as the council looks to make savings of £2.4m in the next two years.

A not for profit organisation is seeking funding to open the first full-time Cornish language nursery school in the United Kingdom next year.

Local authorities have raised concerns that many of the childminders coming forward to offer funded places for two, three and four year olds are not sufficiently well-qualified to provide high quality early years education.

We must ensure we keep our doors open to families, says head of fundraising Sophia Baker

Primary school pupils in Southwark and Tower Hamlets are to benefit from free school meals, regardless of their household income.