Ministers ‘knowingly underfunding’ childcare sector in England

Ministers have been accused of “shamelessly, knowingly” underfunding the early years sector in England over the past decade, driving childcare costs up and quality down, after a two-year investigation by a...

Infant mental health

The Parent-Infant Foundation has published findings from an online survey of 283 practitioners working in NHS infant, children and/or young people’s mental health services across the UK, looking at the...

‘Baby blindspot’ in children’s mental health, new research reveals

Almost a third of children’s mental health practitioners have said they do not understand infant mental health, a new survey has revealed.
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Category - Early Years

Early years

The Department of Health and Social Care has published a policy report as part of the early years healthy development review to improve babies’ and children’s healthy development in their first 1,001 days of life in England. The report...

Gender stereotyping

The Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood has published a report looking at gender expectations and gender stereotypes in the UK. Findings from responses to a call for evidence and a separate survey of 1,030 parents show that gender...

Early years

The Royal Foundation has published findings from a study of public attitudes towards bringing up children from conception to 5 years across the UK. Findings from face to face surveys and an online survey of 435,141 members of the public include: 24%...