Children aged three to five don't need to do formal academic assignments in early childhood education to hit their milestones.
Sure Start centres are shutting or becoming ‘hubs’, but will they still provide the services which local families value and need?
Childhood adversity doesn't just affect our choices – according to new research, it also weakens the body's fundamental ability to stay healthy in old age.
Bedtime stories can be comforting, chilling and mysterious, but new research highlights how emotions change depending on how children are doing it.
Parents are sending their children to private pre-school programs as a way to ensure they are ready to start school. But are these effective?
If children aren't sufficiently coordinated, it could affect their ability to learn.
To combat childhood obesity, we need to start from day one.
England may end up with one of the most complex and unfair systems in Europe.
And many of them are not getting the help they need.
A few notable successes, but could do better.
Research has found a relationship between pretend play and a child's developing creativity, understanding of others and social competence with peers.
The Medical Research Council's National Survey of Health and Development turns 70 this month, and is more ambitious than ever.
The welfare state increases the number of children born at risk of developing personality profiles that make them less likely to get a job.
The world outside the womb is full of new sensations for a newborn. New research is explaining how they navigate it.
Plans to double free childcare will only be available for 'working parents'.
We shouldn't just be blaming the middle classes for snapping up all the free childcare spots.
New research shows that children who start school young are struggling to keep up with curriculum targets.
Why the government's policy could end up harming children's chances.
Politicians promising to expand free childcare is no bad thing, but it is difficult to deliver in practice
Our experts find that the Green Party's generous pledges on education will cost them.