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Lucy Powell, MP for Manchester Central, was appointed as Labour's new shadow minister for childcare and early years in October. Katy Morton met her to discuss her party's policies.
Many of the proposals in 'More Great Childcare' have been inspired by early years provision in France. Jeanne Fagnani and Eva Lloyd explain the system and some of the pluses and minuses.
Many nurseries had a bumpy ride in the second half of 2012. Karen Faux reports on survey findings which provide key pointers for the year ahead.
Some primary free schools are taking advantage of their greater powers to offer nursery provision and more experiential curricula.
Are schools dedicated to one religion less inclusive by definition than they should be, according to EYFS principles? Mary Evans looks at how diversity can be promoted amid their uniqueness.
Is it too late to transform the way Britain thinks about and provides for early childhood education and care? Professor Peter Moss offers a vision.
Childcare funding, provision and quality has come in for government intervention since a major private provider went to the wall. Helen Penn takes a look at the new alternatives.
Childminders delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage have nothing to fear when an inspector calls, says Roger Shippam, director, children, at Ofsted.
Those speaking out against the closure of university nurseries claim it all comes down to money, and that the situation goes against the aim of widening access to higher education.
With new guidelines recently issued to local authorities on the Early Years Single Funding Formula for the free entitlement, Ruth Thomson outlines the implications.
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