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The review of the Early Years Foundation Stage might consider the option of an increased emphasis on personal, social and emotional development and communication and language, according to Communication Champion Jean Gross.

A groundbreaking way of measuring the well-being and quality of life of children in the UK has been devised by the Children's Society.

Adults should not impose their own preconceptions of what is natural or innocent on children's play, argue Sue Grieshaber and Felicity McArdle.

The upcoming review of the Early Years Foundation Stage needs to look carefully at worldwide studies of effective pre-school approaches, says Oli de Botton of the CfBT Education Trust.

Only meaningful dialogue between the Government and the early years sector will avoid ideological swings in policy and achieve a balanced approach to reform of the EYFS, say Margaret Edgington, Richard House and Kim Simpson of the Open EYE Campaign.

Watching television in early childhood increases the risk of belowaverage school performance and poor health at the age of ten, according to new research.

Leaving babies to cry themselves to sleep can harm their brain development, childcare expert Penelope Leach has claimed.

Adults who take part in creative play as children are more likely to have a healthy diet and to take regular exercise, according to a new study.

The charity Action for Children launched a national television advertisement on Monday to highlight child neglect.

A website to help local authorities create child-friendly communities in areas such as planning, designing and policing has been launched by Play England and SkillsActive.