Pre-schoolers “set back decades” if their brains are not adequately stimulated before starting formal schooling, new study says

Pre-schoolers “set back decades” if their brains are not adequately stimulated before starting formal schooling, new study says

A new Save the Children study says that every nursery in England should have a qualified early years teacher to help toddlers develop skills like speech and language.

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North-south divide exists amongst deprived preschoolers, new report says

North-south divide exists amongst deprived preschoolers, new report says

Less than half of children from the poorest families in the north of England reach a good standard of development by 5, lagging far behind comparable children in the south.

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38,600 more 5 year-olds starting school ready to learn

38,600 more 5 year-olds starting school ready to learn

New DfE figures reveal that more children than ever are reaching the expected levels of development in literacy and maths at 5 - meaning they are ready to succeed at school and beyond.

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Speech and Language development in the Early Years

Speech and Language development in the Early Years

The BBC reports that too many children start school unable to speak in simple sentences.

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Early Years Pupil Premium announced

Early Years Pupil Premium announced

Trials of the Early Years pupil premium will start in seven areas from January 2015 and nationwide from April 2015. Schools, nurseries and childminders will receive an extra £300 to help disadvantaged 3 and 4 year-olds catch up with their peers.

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Ofsted Early Years Annual Report

Ofsted Early Years Annual Report

The Ofsted Early Years Annual Report was released yesterday. Download the report and read the highlights in our summary.

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