Severe Early Years workforce shortage sparks childcare crisis, EYA data shows

A “severe and growing” staffing shortage in the early years sector is leaving families facing repeated disruptions to childcare services, new research shows. A survey of 1,395 early years providers...

Under-fives adversely impacted by Covid-19 pandemic, study shows

Children in the early years have experienced adverse impacts on their physical health and wellbeing as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report shows. Read the full article on this link to Children...

Category - Early Years

Early education and childcare

The Nuffield Foundation has published a report reviewing the evidence on the quality, effectiveness and sustainability of early childhood education and care. The report concludes that the current system of early childhood education and care has...

Early years services

Action for Children has published a report looking at the experience of parents using early years services in England. Findings from a survey of more than 2,000 parents of 0 to 5-year-olds between June and July 2021, found that: 82% said they had...