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If the new children and families minister is interested in closing the disadvantage gap, she needs to overhaul the whole system

The Department for Education’s recently announced pledge to improve social mobility offers some hope but is largely flawed

There is an obvious solution to help parents struggling with childcare costs under Universal Credit, argues Kevin Watkins of Save the Children UK.


A very worrying report out this week from the Early Years Alliance indicates many childcare providers in the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sector find themselves in a funding crisis.

Europe sees our nursery schools as the best, but underfunding means that they are in danger, says Jack Dromey, MP for Birmingham Erdington.

Government funding of the early years has risen over the past few decades, but could the money have been better spent?

Baseline just keeps returning despite great unpopularity with some and concern about its effects. Now what does that remind you of?

The 30 hours policy is widening the gap between children with SEND and their peers, argue Ivana La Valle and Eva Lloyd

Graham Stuart MP explains how the Government is helping UK nurseries take advantage of foreign interest in our early years sector

It matters that the average early years practitioner is paid the same as a hairdresser and that nearly half rely on state benefits