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Campaigners against cuts to children's centres will march on Downing Street to hand a letter to the Prime Minister demanding more funding to save early years services.
A new Treasury Committee report strongly recommends an increase in 30 hours funding rates as it sets out wide-ranging criticisms of current Government childcare policies.
The Women and Equalities Committee is urging the Government to bring in 12 weeks' paid paternity leave for fathers because current policies do not meet the needs of families.
New research shows that the number of pre-school children being read to daily at home has fallen by a fifth since 2013.
A Scottish campaign group has renewed its call for nursery reform after new research shows nine out of ten council settings don’t provide the hours working parents need.
Mothers are losing more than a billion pounds in earnings every year because a lack of high-quality, affordable childcare prevents them from working or increasing their hours, finds a charity.
New research suggests that parents are having to turn down promotions and stall their careers because the UK's long hours culture is putting a strain on family life.
As Tax-Free Childcare opens to children under the age of nine, parents are still reporting difficulties registering for the scheme or reconfirming their eligibility.
The new Change4Life campaign encourages parents to give children healthy snacks such as rice cakes rather than chocolate or sweets.
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