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Government attempts to raise standards in the early years sector are being jeopardised by poor pay and conditions, according to a new report.
Sure Start is beginning to have an effect on improving young children's behaviour, according to the latest research.
Ruth Pimentel, the national director responsible for the Early Years Foundation Stage, has resigned in a move that took the early years sector by surprise.
Teachers should be willing to spend weekends and school holidays learning about new technology and educational resources, former education secretary Charles Clarke said this week.
More than half of all parents polled for an online survey said they would not be letting their children go trick or treating this Hallowe'en.
Local authorities have been accused of dull, unimaginative playgrounds because of an over-reliance on an identical 'KFC' approach ('kit, fence and carpet'), which has grown out of the pressure to minimise risk.
Child poverty is costing Britain 25bn per year, according to a report published today (23 October) by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Many children in nurseries are eating unhealthy meals high in fat, salt and sugar, including food with additives that are banned for the under-threes, research has found.
Parents want more say about tax credits and family benefits, according to the first survey from an online venture launched by the Family and Parenting Institute to coincide with Parents' Week (20-26 October).
Children at schools throughout the UK are being encouraged to bring a packed lunch with them to school and donate the cash they would usually spend on food to raise money for deprived and vulnerable children abroad.