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Editor’s view - At this rate!

Pressure is building for change as the continued underfunding of ‘free’ childcare takes an ever greater toll on the early years sector, says Liz Roberts

New year’s resolutions

The early years sector needs to keep on fighting for proper funding and children’s rights in the face of entrenched indifference, says Michael Pettavel

It’s how you spend it

Yet more evidence shows that investment in education is best started in the early years and maintained throughout childhood

Mixed priorities

Our political parties need to put children, families and ‘life-long learning’ back at the centre of childcare policy

Mining the manifesto figures

We have been digging into the detail of manifesto pledges and were surprised to find that the party promising the least in terms of early years entitlements, costs the sector the most.

Quantity over quality

Government funding of the early years has risen over the past few decades, but could the money have been better spent?

An unequal entitlement

The 30 hours policy is widening the gap between children with SEND and their peers, argue Ivana La Valle and Eva Lloyd

Counting the cost of early years funding shortfalls

As recent reports reveal ongoing problems with the underfunding of the 30 hours, Neil Leitch, chief executive of the biggest voluntary sector provider the Pre-school Learning Alliance, calls for Government action, as he explains why it has closed more than 20 settings

Foundations for change

At a recent Lobby Day in Parliament, early years providers voiced their concerns to those with the power to correct current policies

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