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Organic and long-life milk can be harmful to a child's IQ

Richard Howard, News Editor (29-Apr-15)

New research carried out by University of Reading scientists has resulted in some alarming findings regarding a reliance on organic and long-life milk, linked to the importance of iodine for healthy brain development. Having.....

Childcare: Early Education lays out key challenges for incoming Government

Richard Howard, News Editor (29-Apr-15)

Enhanced professional skills and more hours of available childcare for parents are two key issues, the British Association for Early Childhood Education wants to see prioritised by the next Government. Outlined.....

Parents are to blame if very young children are obese

Richard Howard, News Editor (28-Apr-15)

A growing number of obese young children can be directly linked to parenting issues, according to research carried out by an Exeter University team. Furthering their EarlyBird Study work, which explores how different stages of.....

General Election 2015: Childcare has become a political football

Sue Learner, News Editor (27-Apr-15)

Childcare has become a key feature of the election battleground, with the political parties trying to outdo each other with pledges of more free childcare places and tax cuts. The number of working mothers.....

Teachers vote to boycott testing of four-year-olds

Sue Learner, News Editor (09-Apr-15)

Teachers at the recent NUT conference voted to boycott baseline testing of children in their first few weeks of primary school. The Government plans to start rolling out the scheme in Reception classes in.....