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High price to pay for rising childcare costs

How many years have we debated the cost of childcare? Well here we go again. In the past few weeks, I have read a number of articles that have spelt out what we already know -- that the cost of quality childcare is continuing to rise and is unaffordable to many.

Atkinson speaks out on her role

England's children's commissioner Maggie Atkinson does not want her powers to be extended, remaining satisfied that her office's sole remit is to influence policy.

Triangle House Day Nursery, West Yorkshire.

  • Monday, February 8, 2010
What do they do? Staff have taken their responsibility to provide a healthy and nutritious diet for the children who attend the setting to a new level by incorporating the virtues of healthy eating into all areas of learning.

MP says vetting changes needed

  • Monday, January 11, 2010
Further changes need to be made to the vetting and barring scheme to ensure those working with children are not adversely affected, a Labour MP has said.

The 2010 Report: The year ahead for children and young people

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The coming year presents exceptional challenges for anyone who works with children, young people or families. Services will feel the pinch of the recession. And the general election will focus minds on what kind of society we want to build for tomorrow's generation, and how. CYP Now's 2010 Report aims to tackle the challenges head-on through a range of experts. They outline the issues and advance a case for what must happen in policy and practice.

Teenage parent grant is success

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2009
A scheme that provides teenage parents with grants for childcare and travel in order to help them into education and training is proving a resounding success.

Bonds could fund early intervention

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2009
A leading ethical investment consultancy has backed the idea of issuing bonds to raise funds for early intervention programmes with children and families.

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