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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.

How a programme in Blackpool is engaging fathers in order to improve child outcomes and support dads in their parental role

It's been a long time since those in the early years sector could patronisingly be dismissed as 'nice ladies who love children' (Stonehouse, 1989). Nowadays we recognise the crucial...

The way we inspect childcare provision is changing.

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

What do we know about the science behind learning through play in early childhood development? And how can we use it to move the field forward for all our children, asks Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff, the 2019 LEGO Prize winner

Nurseries should be considered 'educational establishments' in law, in line with schools, argues NDNA chief executive Purnima Tanuku

Andrea Quincey is head of primary English at Oxford University Press, which has today published a policy report, Language unlocks reading, with the National Literacy Trust and the APPG on Literacy. This highlights the crucial link between children’s early language skills and life chances.

Wales has introduced a Bill to abolish the ‘reasonable punishment’ defence for hitting a child – and the rest of the UK will hopefully follow

Helen Clark explains why new mental health legislation for children should be made a priority and how readers can get behind it.