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Children's book publishers drop 'for boys' and 'for girls' labels after eight-year-old's petition

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

‘No books should be “FOR GIRLS” or “FOR BOYS”,’ begins a letter written by an eight-year-old girl named Els to Scholastic Book Club, after she had picked up a book about pirates only to find it labelled ‘FOR BOYS’. Although.....

Children who have witnessed parental break-up face a heightened risk of psychosomatic problems

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

Swedish researchers claim that a new study of psychosomatic problems in teenagers has singled out parent separation and divorce as major contributing factors, particularly where sole custody of a child is a resulting factor. Taking.....

New gene therapy era will change the lives of children who inherit severe immune conditions

Richard Howard, News Editor (27-Apr-15)

A major breakthrough in gene therapy techniques has been announced by a research team financed by children’s charity Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). The team, based in London and collaborating with a centre in Paris and trial.....

Charity reports record Foodbank use with children accounting for more than one third of those benefiting

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (22-Apr-15)

Foodbank charity, The Trussell Trust, has released a report highlighting a record number of people receiving support from foodbanks in the last year. The figures show more than one million people in the.....

Lib Dems outline plan to improve status of early years teaching in party manifesto

Julia Corbett, News Editor (16-Apr-15)

Raising the status of early years workers and improving the quality of early years teaching have been highlighted as key issues for the Liberal Democrats in its manifesto. Nick Clegg revealed plans to increase.....

Conservatives promise to double free childcare entitlement in manifesto

Julia Corbett, News Editor (14-Apr-15)

The Conservatives will double the current free childcare entitlement for all three and four year olds from 15 hours a week to 30 hours a week if they stay in power after the general election on 7 May. Publishing the party’s manifesto.....

Labour pledge to restore Sure Start centres as 'family hubs'

Julia Corbett, News Editor (14-Apr-15)

Releasing the Labour manifesto, leader Ed Miliband has pledged to prioritise early intervention and restore the role of Sure Start centres in communities to give families the ‘best start in life’. Mr Milibandpublished the party’s.....

Calls for early years teachers in every nursery welcomed by NDNA

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (09-Apr-15)

National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has welcomed a new report published by Read On, Get On titled 'The Power Of Reading'. Supported by Save the Children, the report calls for there to be early years teachers in all nurseries.....

New rights outlined for parents using Shared Parental Leave

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (09-Apr-15)

Parents are now eligible to share the responsibility of looking after their children born on or after 5 April. Shared Parental Leave (SPL) entitles parents to share up to 50 weeks of leave and 37 weeks’ worth of pay in the first.....