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John Wadsworth, Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Childhood) at Goldsmiths takes issue with the Government's latest proposal

Research shows that high quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) improves children's life chances.

Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group

Will the new Early Years Educator qualifications be the modern equivalent of the NNEB?, asks Early Education

Dr Louise Emanuel explains why she believes that proposals to reduce ratios of staff to children could harm children's development

Leading experts from Early Education have some urgent questions about the Government's proposals for reform.

What will be the impact of changes to ratios on Government plans to increase nursery places for disadvantaged two-year-olds? Ivonne Wollny of the Children and Young People Group at NatCen Social Research considers the evidence.

At Ofsted, we recognise that early years really do count. We see on a daily basis the positive impact made by expert staff delivering high quality early years provision, especially to our most disadvantaged children.

We should remember past mistakes in early years policy when trying to move forward or our youngest children will be in inappropriate environments, say Karen Wickett and Dr Verity Campbell Barr, lecturers in Early Childhood Studies at Plymouth University

The agencies being introduced by the Children and Families Bill will support great childminders and encourage more to enter the profession, says Education Minister Elizabeth Truss