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Government urged to implement radical 'sliding scale' scheme where high earners pay more for childcare

Sue Learner, Editor (27-Jan-16)

Next year £7.2bn of public funding will be spent on childcare, yet the system is not delivering for families in poverty, according to a charity. The Family and Childcare Trust is calling on the Government.....

'Sugar Smart' app reveals sugar content in children's food and drink

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (12-Jan-16)

Parents across the UK are being urged to sign up for a free mobile app which provides information on the content in food and drink. The ‘Sugar Smart’ app from Public Health England (PHE) works by scanning.....

Government pledges £290m mental health support for new and expectant mothers

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (11-Jan-16)

The Government has announced a five-year £290 million investment which will allow more than 30,000 women each year to have access to specialist mental health care before and after having their baby. This.....

Nurseries urged to report concerns of radicalisation in children

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (08-Jan-16)

Nursery workers have been warned to look out for signs of radicalisation in parents following concerns about children being radicalised and forced to leave Britain to travel to Syria. The calls come from National Day Nurseries.....