There has been a rise in the number of children under five using tablets, smartphones and computers with three in four now having access to them, according to new research.
The schools’ watchdog is proposing a move away from judging schools on test results to a system that reflects children's personal development and how well they are taught.
Children who go to nursery tend to be better behaved and have fewer psychological problems than children who are looked after by parents, friends or a childminder, according to a new study.
Families in the poorest areas of England have the least options for accessing high quality childcare while provision in affluent areas continues to expand, says survey.
School leaders are calling for more men in the early years. Headteachers at the recent annual conference of school leaders’ union, the NAHT, highlighted the issue, revealing that only three per cent of early years practitioners are men.
Training providers have voiced concerns over the proposed content of the T-Level in Education and Childcare saying the number of work placement days will not be enough.