The government is to undertake a one-year spending round for public services in 2020-21, Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has announced.
"What a mess! Despite investment to give more infants nursery care, there are huge problems with recruitment and retention, and so much unwillingness to gain any further qualification."
Inquiry aims to reinvent childminding as experts call for less council red tape and more support from government to stem falling numbers.
According to one influential piece of research, disadvantaged children hear 30 million fewer words than their peers. Early years expert James Hempsall explores efforts to address the language gap.
Building on the impact of the Troubled Families programme can be vital for securing the future of early help in upcoming spending review.
Analysis reveals the largest falls in the use of children's centres is in the poorest council areas leading experts to question the government's commitment to social mobility and call for a new funding and policy direction.
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