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Ministers are asking for voluntary organisations, charities and local communities to contribute to a consultation on developing a long-term strategy to end child poverty.
Early years initiatives, such as Sure Start and the free entitlement for three-and four-year-olds, have not improved children's literacy and numeracy by the time they start school, according to new research.
Revised guidance and a multimedia resource for Scottish practitioners working with parents from pregnancy, and with babies and children under three, is being unveiled on Wednesday.
Restrictions aimed at preventing sexualised products from being targeted at children are to be considered as part of a new Government review.
Improving the life chances of children under five is the key to ensuring that the children of poor parents do not grow up to be poor adults, the Government's poverty adviser Frank Field has said.
Reforms for all schools in England have been revealed by education secretary Michael Gove in his schools White Paper, 'The Importance of Teaching'.
The gap in quality of early years and childcare provision in deprived areas has worsened over the past year, according to Ofsted's annual report.
The early years and childcare sector has been reacting to the announcement by children's minister Sarah Teather that the Government will remove the requirement for all children's centres in deprived areas to offer full daycare.
Children's centres in deprived areas will no longer have to offer full-time childcare, under Government plans announced Tuesday. The Children's Workforce Development Council is to lose its investment and status as a Non-Departmental Public Body, with key functions moving into the Department for Education (DfE).
Unemployed parents with children aged between one and five will be expected to attend regular interviews at their local job centre to 'keep them in touch with the labour market', Iain Duncan Smith announced today.