Duchess of Cambridge speaks about the importance of the early years, mental health

Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the Mental Health in Education Conference held yesterday in East London, the Duchess of Cambridge described herself as “very naive” as a parent, in terms of understanding the importance of a child’s development in the early years, and the impact this has on their future, British Telecommunications (BT) has reported.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

UK Select Committee accuses UK ECEC system of “entrenching disadvantage”

Parliamentarians in the United Kingdom have called on the sitting Government to urgently review the 30 hour childcare package to address what they termed as the “perverse consequences” of the programs implementation, which they say are contributing to a “growing gap between disadvantaged children and their peers”

7 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Children are being toilet trained later, survey says, calling for shared responsibility

Busy parents postponing toilet training, and a lack of awareness about where to begin are two of the main reasons for children remaining in nappies for longer, a UK survey jointly conducted by bowel and bladder charity, ERIC, and the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has found.

8 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Free Childcare Scheme in Malta sees over 15,000 children benefit – how does it work?

The Maltese Government has invested more than €63 million in its Free Childcare Scheme since April 2014, of which 15,800 children have benefitted, Maltese Minister for Education Evarist Bartolo has claimed while opening the government’s 14th childcare centre.

15 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Madrid to introduce free childcare at council centres from 2019

Free enrollment at public childcare centres for children between 0 and 3 years of age has been approved in Madrid, Spain, according to local news source El Pais.

16 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark