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Ministers plan to change the way that nurseries and childminders are funded through local authorities, in a move towards developing a new national funding formula for free early education places.
The number of Sure Start Centres in Portsmouth will be cut to save up to 1 million in 2013/14.
Ministers are planning to introduce a new national funding formula for all early education places.
More focus needs to be placed on the needs of children revised Government guidelines on safeguarding state.
New mothers should be assessed to make sure that they are coping and bonding well with their babies when they are a few months old, a report receommends.
Plans to reduce provision at more than half of Wolverhampton City Council's children's centres have been put out for consultation.
Two-thirds of local authorities are failing to provide enough childcare for parents, according to new research.
The Pre-School Learning Alliance's chief executive has warned it could take a decade to repair some of the damning consequences caused by 'mechanisms' to achieve proposals set out in More Great Childcare.
Tiny Toez has been awarded a contract by Staffordshire County Council to run the nurseries at six children's centres.
KIDS, a charity for disabled children and young people, has launched a free suite of resources to support families in the move to personal budgets.
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