In Depth

Early years policy: key questions

Andrea Leadsom outlines work being undertaken by a ministerial group to assess gaps in family support.

The future of early intervention: roundtable debate

Children's services leaders discussed how local authorities can provide effective early intervention against a backdrop of rising social need and continued financial constraint at a debate hosted by CYP Now in partnership with Capita One.

Scouts turn focus on pre-schoolers

Youth organisation launches programme supporting four- and five-year-olds in disadvantaged areas.

Childcare funding in spotlight

Early years experts outline changes needed to ease financial pressures as parliamentary inquiry launched.

Resolving childcare apprenticeship

Providers' groups say more must be done to ensure childcare apprenticeship works for employers.