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The latest DfE figures on 30-hour codes for the summer term show 50,000 parents who have been issued a code have not had it validated, suggesting an increasing struggle to find a childcare place.

A literacy campaign in Birmingham is reaching out to isolated families and improving the skills of parents so they can also help their children’s development, finds Meredith Jones Russell

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.

How Midlothian Sure Start is helping new fathers who require extra support. By Annette Rawstrone

Communicating with the parents of children with SEND can be a thorny issue. Karen Faux gets tips from settings doing it well

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.