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The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on A Fit and Healthy Childhood has given a cautious welcome to the Government’s long-awaited School Sport and Activity Action Plan.

How a home-visiting programme could help prevent inequalities in child development and health by supporting families early on

The developmental importance of play needs to be recognised beyond the EYFS and into children’s subsequent years at school

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.

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