Physical play with fathers may help children control emotions, study finds

Children whose fathers spend time playing with them at a very early age may find it easier to control their behaviour and emotions, which has a beneficial impact as they get older and start school, according...

Nurseries warn of ‘mass closures’ as lockdown lifts

Nurseries are warning of “mass closures” which could leave parents struggling to find childcare when they return to work as the lockdown eases. England’s early years providers have been...

Children at RNIB schools and homes put at risk, charity regulator finds

Major charities are being warned to make the safety of the people they serve a priority after an inquiry into systemic failings at one of the UK’s best-known charities concluded that it allowed vulnerable...

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Most councils face 30-hour funding rates freeze

Seven out of 10 councils will not see an increase in the hourly rates they are paid to fund the free childcare entitlement in 2018/19. The early years national funding formula figures for 2018/19, just released by the Department for Education, show...