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Meeting of charity leaders to discuss the impact of Brexit on vulnerable children and families warns that the UK leaving the European Union could put children's rights, safeguarding and economic welfare at risk.

Trailblazing training standards

By Fay Gibbin |

11 April 2017

Lead for new group developing early years standards shares plans as it bids to debunk "hair or care" ethos.

Improving readiness for school

By Colette Flowerdew-Kincaid |

28 March 2017

London mayor plan boosts links between school and early years so children are prepared for learning.

Delivering the workforce strategy

By Mark Dawe |

14 March 2017

Government's early years workforce strategy proposes raft of measures to tackle recruitment crisis.

Relationships in the early years

By Kirsten Asmussen |

28 February 2017

Advice on commissioning evidence-based parenting interventions for the early years, from the Early Intervention Foundation.

Ideas to make EYPP close the gap

By Sue Asquith |

14 February 2017

The early years pupil premium aims to boost learning of disadvantaged three- and four-year-olds.

Assessments of primary children

By Jess Brown |

06 December 2016

Professionals outline what they want from the government's consultation on assessing pupils in reception.

Childcare progress recognised

By Gill Jones |

06 December 2016

Ofsted report highlights providers' strides in improving early education for disadvantaged children.

Preparing for 30-hour childcare

By James Hempsall |

22 November 2016

Following the government response to the consultation, issues remain over how the policy will work.

Battle to save nursery schools

By Jess Brown |

08 November 2016

Parliamentary group calls for government action to maintain nursery schools' funding and existence.