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With a New Year upon us, figures from the early years world share what they thought of events in 2009 and what developments they would like to see taking place in the future.
New research has concluded that a particular parenting style creates the best prospects for future society. Karen Faux hears some of the reactions.
The reasons behind the results for inspections in Ofsted's latest annual report are explained by Patrick Leeson, director for Education and Care.
As regulations tighten on anyone in contact with young children, a new profile of nannies shows why they count too, says Gayle Goshorn.
For many providers, the Early Years Single Funding Formula seems to be creating more problems than it will solve. Karen Faux finds out why.
Will the Government's decision to abolish tax relief on childcare vouchers live up to its intended aims? Karen Faux hears the arguments against it.
Colleges are reporting an influx of students for their Level 3 courses, led by school-leavers and workers seeking a career change.
The most significant independent review of primary and early education has just concluded, yet has been virtually dismissed by the Government in favour of its own review. Wendy Scott looks deeper.
Up to 1.1bn of Government money earmarked for three- and four-year-olds has not been spent on the free entitlement, a new report claims. Catherine Gaunt tries to track down the missing millions.
The tax credits system has helped many families but is riddled with difficulties that can penalise those most in need, says Robin Williamson, technical director of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group.