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Two-thirds of children who took the pilot Phonics Screening Check for six-year-olds last summer failed the test, Department for Education statistics show.

Babies born between 32 and 36 weeks fare less well at school, according to a new study, which recommends that children born early should have a school readiness check before starting school to help identify any problems.

Nine in ten family information services have had cuts to their budgets, a survey by the Daycare Trust suggests.

Children's temper tantrums have the same pattern and rhythm to them, and when understood can help practitioners and parents to calm down children, suggests a new study.

Three-quarters of families with disabled children suffer from mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and breakdown, according to new research.

Nursery World has teamed up with top early years trainer Alice Sharp, MD of Experiential Play, to produce a limited edition box set of four DVDs full of ideas and activities for working with under-threes.

Eight out of ten people would describe their family as not 'traditional', according to new research which suggests the family of two married parents with 2.4 children is no longer the norm.

Children born a few weeks early have an increased risk of developing behavioural or emotional problems as toddlers, according to new research.

Almost four million children in the UK do not own a book, according to a new report.

The charity Grandparents Plus has raised concerns of a 'gap in care', as an increasing number of grandmothers looking after grandchildren will have to work until 67, following the Chancellor's announcement last week to changes to the state pension age.