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Four nurseries in Devon are to be permanently closed, leaving more than 400 children without childcare and 100 members of staff without jobs.

To prepare young children for life spent increasingly online, parents and early years practitioners need to monitor their web use and lead by example, writes John Bolton

Four- to seven-year-old children who are unaware of why they are in care are more likely to have low well-being, finds new research.

In the first of a new series looking at common issues highlighted in Ofsted reports, Pennie Akehurst, former head of the Early Years and Childcare Service at Derbyshire County Council, discusses the areas where settings often fall down on safeguarding

A new guide to keeping children safe has been published by the Pre-school Learning Alliance

Councils warn that they are struggling to cope with an increase in demand for support as one child is referred to social services every 49 seconds.

The current safeguarding system has been in operation for many years.

Ann Marie Christian sets out how the Children And Social Work Act is aiming to strengthen the 30-year-old idea of ‘corporate parenting’

Two-thirds of councillors responsible for children’s services say their local authority doesn't have the resources to provide universal services such as children’s centres, finds survey.

Chief executive, British Association of Social Workers (BASW)