The cost of childcare during the school summer holidays is set to be five per cent more expensive than last year, a study has found.
Derren Hayes speaks to Tracy Brabin MP, shadow early years minister.
Policymakers and practitioners are boosting support for families in the most disadvantaged areas to help pre-school children develop the skills they need to thrive and reduce the attainment gap.
Experts challenge minister's assertion that poorest areas have not seen children's centres closed.
The government is to develop a rating of pupils' ability when they enter reception, but experts disagree on whether it will be a good measure of schools' work and improve the education that children receive.
Childcare's reliance on staff from the EU means Brexit could exacerbate early years workforce crisis.
The government is struggling to fulfil its commitment to 30 hours of free...
The number of babies born prematurely has increased in the last two decades...