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Poor children should be given as much high-quality early education and care as possible, a leading expert has said. There is a huge "pay off" for youngsters from disadvantaged homes who get access to early years education, according to Andreas Schleicher. A landmark new study by the Organisation for Economic…
A nursery in Perth has been told it must make swift improvements to the care provided to children. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal improvement notice on Little Einstein’s nursery in Perth after an inspection raised concern. The Improvement Notice says the management of the nursery have until the…
Prince Harry praised the work of parent carers and their efforts to support one another as he hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace. The Prince met parents who had opted to look after their sick children, at the event, marking the 40th anniversary of charity WellChild, and commented on how…
It has been revealed that child care courses are the top qualifications women are looking to do when they want to change their career. The research conducted by Oxbridge Home Learning found that the number one qualification searched for on their site is their childcare courses. The results are based…
Labour has said that more than a million families will benefit its pledge to overhaul "patchy" childcare provision as it sought focus on its manifesto plans to roll out free care to all two to four-year-olds. Following the live TV grilling of Monday of the two main party leaders, Jeremy…
A new regional integrated health and social care service working directly in mainstream primary schools supporting children has been launched this month in Northern Ireland. ‘RISE’ (Regional Integrated Support for Education) will enable staff from the health and social care and education sectors to work closely together to help children…
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood is setting out plans for free nursery places for all three-year-olds in Wales as she resumes her party's General Election campaign following a pause after the Manchester bombing. Ms Wood was visiting a nursery in Llanelli to unveil Plaid's three-point plan to tackle child poverty.…
Parents are failing to spend enough time with their children, with some admitting they can go days without proper interaction, a charity is warning. A poll for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) found that parents are often too busy to spend quality time with their offspring, while a substantial proportion…
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