Use of children’s centres falls by a fifth in most deprived areas

The number of children using Sure Start children’s centres in the most deprived areas of England has fallen by more than a fifth, driven by austerity cuts, new research has found. Action for...

Fifth of nurseries in deprived areas face closure

Nearly one in five nurseries in deprived areas of England are facing closure within the next 12 months due to the early years funding shortfall. Independent research agency Ceeda found that 17 per cent of...

Early help

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published an early help resource pack to help councillors in England better understand their own local offer. The pack, featuring contributions from the Early...

Category - Early Years

Fifth of nurseries in deprived areas face closure

Nearly one in five nurseries in deprived areas of England are facing closure within the next 12 months due to the early years funding shortfall. Independent research agency Ceeda found that 17 per cent of childcare providers in the most deprived...

Early help

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published an early help resource pack to help councillors in England better understand their own local offer. The pack, featuring contributions from the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF), gives an...

Disadvantage in the early years

  The House of Commons Education Committee has published a report on tackling disadvantage in the early years. The report, which focuses on early years education and the home learning environment, calls on the Government to take actions...