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Ofsted chief tells inspectors to check nursery children are 'school-ready'

Sue Learner, News Editor (24-Mar-14)

Ofsted’s chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw, is placing a heavy emphasis on teaching and learning in nurseries and has called on early years inspectors to focus on “evaluating whether children are being adequately prepared for the.....

Forty per cent of babies and toddlers missing out on crucial bond with parents

Julia Corbett, News Editor (20-Mar-14)

Forty per cent of babies and toddlers in the UK do not have a strong attachment to their parents and have a greater risk of developing both educational and social problems later on in life, a report by Sutton Trust has revealed. Children.....

'Our childcare system isn't fit for purpose' warns the Family and Childcare Trust

Richard Howard, News Editor (04-Mar-14)

Leading voices from around the childcare sector have issued responses to new research from the Family and Childcare Trust, which has shown the price of part-time childcare for a family of two children to have overtaken the price of.....