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Children and Families Act 2014

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  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Children and Families Act 2014 has wide-ranging implications for children's services, from the creation of childminder agencies to better support for young people in care.

The 2013 Report: The year ahead for children and young people

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  • Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The coming year will present a profound set of challenges for all those who work with children, young people and families. CYP Now's 2013 Report aims to pinpoint these issues through a range of professionals. They put their cases for what must happen in policy and practice

Quiz of the Year 2012

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  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012
How closely have you been following the ups and downs of the children and young people's sector over the past 12 months? Test your knowledge here with the CYP Now quiz of the year

Would a licence to practise raise the bar?

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  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Professor Cathy Nutbrown's interim report of early education and childcare qualifications states that despite unwavering evidence that good quality provision is vital for young children's development, the work of the early years sector is "widely seen as low status, low paid and low skilled".

Low pay and status hinders workforce

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  • Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Low pay, uncertain career development and low status are major problems standing in the way of improving the early years workforce, research by a leading think-tank has found.

DfE must serve children, not our sitcom writers

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  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
In what ended up as an explosive exit interview, Tim Loughton lifted the lid on the inner workings of the Department for Education at a select committee hearing last week with the department's former ministers.

Do we need more men?

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  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Women outnumber men across the children's workforce, particularly in work with young children. Charlotte Goddard investigates whether it matters and what employers could do to redress the balance

Skills for the new curriculum

The revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework comes into force in September. Sue Learner examines the skills that practitioners require to deliver the new curriculum and what training is available

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