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With the introduction of a new ‘tougher’ curriculum in primary schools in 2014, teachers are under increasing pressure to get their children doing more, at an earlier age, says Sue Cowley.

Professor Cathy Nutbrown says that the downgrading of classical studies at A level could have ramifications for the early years.

We were delighted to welcome early years minister Caroline Dinenage to the Nursery World Business Summit last week to give her first major address to the sector since taking up her role in July this year.

The shadow early years minister and MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, talks about Labour’s plans

In the first of a series looking at how the Government’s 30 hours offer of free childcare is being piloted, Charlotte Goddard explores a scheme that has places reserved for unemployed parents. Plus, James Hempsall comments

The Department for Education has finally responded to vocal concerns from the sector about the need to revise the GCSE rules for Level 3 early years workers, amid the recruitment crisis.

Fewer restrictions are to be placed on the delivery of the 30 free hours of childcare to better meet the needs of children, parents and providers.

The Welsh Government has announced further developments to its 30-hours free childcare pledge, as well as a funded package of courses to upskill its early years workforce.

Sue Martin, professor of early childhood education in Toronto, says that Save the Children's call for more nursery teachers is missing the mark

More than 1,500 people have responded to the Department for Education’s consultation on level 3 literacy and numeracy requirements since it launched on Saturday, early years minister Caroline Dinenage told delegates at Nursery World’s Business Summit today.