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The follow-up check for new mothers needs to be improved to ensure women with mental health problems do not fall through gaps in the system, a parenting charity has said. The GP postnatal check-up, which is usually offered to new mothers six weeks after the birth of their baby, should…
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…
A nursery worker was slashed by three women who attacked her in the street while shouting "Allah", her colleague has said. The white woman, who is in her 30s, was said to have been left in "shock" after she was set upon by a trio "dressed all in black" as…
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…
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.…
A nursery in Fraserburgh has been told it must make swift improvements to the care provided to children. Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate have served a formal improvement notice on Peek A Boo Nursery after concerns were raised during an unannounced inspection in April 2017. Inspectors were concerned that insufficient…
Leading children's doctors have hit out at plans aimed at transforming the NHS in England, claiming they do not prioritise the health of youngsters. Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have been created in 44 regions in a bid to revolutionise services while saving money in the face of an expected…
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