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Health secretary Alan Johnson has called for health visitors to be given a more active role in children's centres.

Part-time daycare providers are in steep decline as children increasingly attend full daycare services, a review of childcare services has found.

Government guidance for councils on assessing the cost of free nursery places could expose the funding gaps in the system, childcare providers have warned.

A health team at a children's centre in West Sussex is facing an uncertain future after responsibility for its funding moved to the local primary care trust.

A residents' group in Manchester has hit out at plans to change a local children's centre into a Sure Start facility.