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England's children’s commissioner is calling for a focus on early intervention and investment to cut poverty for pre-school children.

The schools minister has promised he will look at the issue of summer-born children missing out on their reception year.

A new report calls for more children’s centres, particularly those in areas with ‘high concentrations’ of vulnerable families, to register births.

Local authorities’ failure to monitor childcare provision, and a lack of available places, risks putting the Government’s childcare plans in jeopardy, warns a new report.

A Conservative Government would revisit the issue of parents being able to defer their summer-born child’s school start.

A number of local authorities have advertised the two-year-old offer on the back of bus tickets to increase take-up among eligible families.

Teachers, social workers and council leaders could be sent to prison for five years if they fail to act on suspicions of child abuse.

Scotland’s first minister has pledged to double the amount of funding for free nursery places in the next parliament.

Ten children’s centres in Liverpool that were under threat of closure are to remain open for the next two years.

Supporting parental and child wellbeing through pregnancy to the first two years of a child’s life should be viewed as a key priority and attract as much spending as the defence budget, former children’s minister Tim Loughton has said.