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.
Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now

Category - Early Years

Covid-19 Has Exposed Britain’s Childcare Crisis

Almost half of the women workers who have lost their jobs during Covid-19 cite lack of childcare as a factor. It’s time to recognise childcare as a public good – and make it available to everyone.
Read the full article on this link to Tribune

The stability of the early years workforce in England

Report looking at the national, regional and organisational barriers to stability in the early years workforce. The stability of the early years workforce in England Date: 5 Aug 2020 Author: Social Mobility Commission Commisioned by: Social Mobility...

Early years development

Nesta has published a blog discussing the role parents play in influencing early years development. The blog highlights Nesta’s work with family support organisations over the past five years that harness the power of parents and their communities...

Early years

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking at the provision of early years services for children in England setting out how starting school behind can undermine children’s life chances. Analysis of data on all children in...