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Education secretary Michael Gove has mooted the possibility that changes to business rate relief and VAT for nurseries could be considered at the same time as plans being looked into for academies and free schools.

A few weeks into the childminder agency pilots, a number of organisations have begun to consult with the early years sector about their proposed models.

A new report calls for a different approach to tackling in-work poverty as the number of families living below the breadline continues to rise.

With under-fives missing some of the basic health standards, Gabriella Jozwiak takes a look at what is being done to improve nutrition in the early years.

Ofsted's new early years inspection framework, which comes into force on 4 November, will focus on safeguarding, safety and teaching.

One in seven local authorities in England has 'inadequate' child protection arrangements, according to a new report by Ofsted.

The Welsh Assembly's draft budget includes more money for the Flying Start scheme in a bid to to help up to 36,000 vulnerable families with young children.

Local authorities have raised concerns that many of the childminders coming forward to offer funded places for two, three and four year olds are not sufficiently well-qualified to provide high quality early years education.

Children's radio campaigner Susan Stranks warns that the BBC could exclude some children with its focus on new technology

Nearly a third of nurseries and childminders inspected following a complaint have seen their grade drop, according to figures released by Ofsted.