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Sir Al Aynsley-Green argues that our approach to early years comes at a huge economic cost to individuals and society

Labour’s proposed childcare revolution tackles some persistent problems, but it must be able to put its money where its mouth is

The Government's £30m school nurseries fund may be great news for schools, but why should private and voluntary nurseries be seen as second-class citizens?

As recent reports reveal ongoing problems with the underfunding of the 30 hours, Neil Leitch, chief executive of the biggest voluntary sector provider the Pre-school Learning Alliance, calls for Government action, as he explains why it has closed more than 20 settings

The Government focus on skewing funded childcare towards working parents means those most in need are missing out

We sometimes need to take a step back, away from the politics, negativity and fear, in order to appreciate what matters most

Nancy Stewart and Janet Moyles give a perspective from 40 years of TACTYC: Association for Professional Development in Early Years

The Government is making empty policy claims when it should let those in the early years decide how much, and where, money is spent, says Michael Pettavel

Two reports reveal that degrees for early years staff are not sufficient on their own, and that Reception class sizes are too big

At a recent Lobby Day in Parliament, early years providers voiced their concerns to those with the power to correct current policies