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Mary Evans finds out what level of support nurseries are receiving to help them to meet the target for twos in September.

A challenging economic climate and increased caution from banks has left some nurseries unable to expand in the past few years. Katy Morton finds indications that things may be improving

Families with children under five will be able to claim up to 1,200 per child a year in tax-free childcare through a scheme announced by the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister today.

Around 240,000 new primary school places are needed by 2014/15 to meet increased demand, according to new research by the National Audit Office.

The trial of a new programme to support children aged between six months and five-years-old at risk of recurring abuse has received more than 1m in lottery funding.

Denise Burke, director of social enterprise United for All Ages, called on the Government yesterday to introduce an online account for all parents to pay for registered childcare.

Childcare Champions, a campaign website, has launched three weeks before the Budget when a major Government announcement is expected on childcare funding.

KIDS, a charity for disabled children and young people, has launched a free suite of resources to support families in the move to personal budgets.

An e-petition set up to urge the Government to raise the weekly allowance for childcare vouchers for working parents has attracted more than 17,500 signatures since March 2012.

A number of schools are still struggling to show how the Pupil Premium funding is helping to narrow the gap between pupils from low-income households and affluent families, according to a new Ofsted report.