On Saturday the Prime Minister announced that, from today, the country will enter a new period of national restrictions until at least 2 December. Unlike the last national lockdown in the spring, this time schools, nurseries and other education settings …
A study by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), has shown that babies and toddlers from lower socio-economic backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic due to having less access to books and outdoor space during lockdown.
It has been widely reported that 90% of pupils are in attendance at state-funded schools and 99.8% of those schools are open – but what has been less well reported is the rising proportion of children returning to early years …
Today, our blog looks at the wider opening of schools, colleges and early years settings as well as government policy to stop drugs in schools.
Today's blog provides further details on the scientific evidence underpinning our plans for the wider opening of schools.
Today’s blog looks at the package of support the Government is making available to early years settings, following a report from the Early Years Alliance.
The first few years of a child’s life are crucial in equipping them with the skills needed for the classroom, and we are working with families to make it easier to weave early learning into daily activities.
Early Years funding Today, Thursday 31 October, we have announced that councils across England will receive a funding boost to deliver free childcare places, enabling parents to work more flexibly and supporting children’s early development. This investment will go to …
Today our blog looks at the results of our annual Early Years Foundation Stage Profile results, and the Support for Disabled Students in Higher Education Report.
The new campaign is driven by the Secretary of State’s ambition to halve the number of children who leave reception with early learning skills in the next 10 years. The campaign will go live with a new website featuring videos, simple tips and activities that parents can do with their children either at home or out and about. The campaign will also be joining forces with a range of businesses to help spread the message.