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A new early years coalition has launched a survey for practitioners and leaders, amid widespread concern about the Government’s planned changes for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The Government is being urged to reverse the benefits freeze and two-child limit in a new report, which suggests ministers are in denial about the proliferation of extreme poverty in the UK.

The Government is breaching its human rights duty to ensure adequate food for families, a new report warns.

Nurseries in Scotland and Wales are being urged to take part in the NDNA’s latest workforce surveys.

The early years sector has cautiously welcomed Ofsted’s new inspection framework, with its focus on education and aims to cut down on paperwork and data, but teaching unions have been more critical.

Ofsted has confirmed that it is pressing ahead with changes to the way it inspects early years providers, schools and colleges, after receiving strong support from three-quarters of consultation respondents for re-focusing inspection on the substance of education.

The Department for Education has been accused of hiding data gathered from the trial of the Reception Baseline Assessment.

Staff-to-child ratios, and more importantly, staff qualifications and in-service training can predict the quality of pre-school childcare settings, a new study has found.

Children's charities and a teaching union have joined forces to call for more investment in early years education, amid evidence that underfunding issues are damaging children’s life chances.

Children’s services in England are ‘at breaking point’, MPs warn today.