Out-of-school settings will be asked to abide by a voluntary code of practice as part of government plans to improve safeguarding of children.
Early years experts outline changes needed to ease financial pressures as parliamentary inquiry launched.
Providers' groups say more must be done to ensure childcare apprenticeship works for employers.
Childhood obesity continues to be a major problem across the UK. Charlotte Goddard explores the role nurseries and childcare settings can play in establishing healthy eating habits from an early age.
EIF blueprint for the future of early help recommends better co-ordination of support for vulnerable families including long-term funding, a cross-government taskforce and commitment to evidence-based practice.
Research shows take-up of funded childcare for disadvantaged two-year-olds lags far behind that of three- and four-year-olds. Providers say insufficient funding makes it uneconomical to create two-year-old places.
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