The veteran MP Frank Field has delivered a stinging rebuke to the government over its "dismissive and disrespectful" response to concerns over universal credit-related childcare payment problems.
Amid deep cuts to early years support, policymakers and practitioners are calling on the government to place greater emphasis on funding prevention services targeted at children in the first 1,001 days.
A perfect storm of stagnant funding rates and rising overheads are threatening providers' future, warn experts.
A new group of early education academics and childcare experts has been convened by Ofsted to discuss research, practice, inspection and areas for improvement. Jo Stephenson finds out what it hopes to achieve.
Derren Hayes meets Julie Bentley, chief executive of Action for Children.
Andrea Leadsom outlines work being undertaken by a ministerial group to assess gaps in family support.
When searching for reasons for the low take-up of funded childcare for...
Training parents to share picture books with their children has long been...