The government has pledged to plough £50m into bolstering early years provision in disadvantaged areas, as part of an action plan to improve social mobility.
Department for Education hopes "buddy" scheme will help councils to create enough childcare places.
First six areas delivering social mobility initiative will focus on language and literacy development
Derren Hayes speaks to Jo Casebourne, chief executive, the Early Intervention Foundation.
A Fair Education Alliance report calls for nurseries in deprived areas to employ an early years teacher (EYT), but opinion is split on whether this is the best way to tackle the attainment gap for poorer children.
A change in inspection procedures has helped contribute to a rise in the proportion of childcare providers on non-domestic premises that are rated good or outstanding, latest Ofsted figures show.
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