Childcare by any other name… would removing the terminology result in lasting change?

A report by the UK Early Years Workforce Commission 'A Workforce in Crisis: Saving Our Early Years’ is calling for ‘childcare’ terminology to be removed in favour of ‘early childhood education’, in order to avoid the sector being viewed as an option only taken to help parents return to work.

2 days

by Freya Lucas

COVID-19 has impacted those due to start school in the coming year, UK research finds

Preschoolers had their eating, activity, and sleep routines disrupted during COVID-19 related lockdowns, which may be detrimental to child health and development, a UK study has suggested.

3 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Life for under fives is fundamentally different, spending more time in care

There are a number of significant features in the lives of today’s generation of under fives, a new Nuffield Foundation evidence review has found, highlighting the extent of changes to family life over the last 20 years and highlights how these changes are experienced unequally across the population.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

What can Australia learn from the UK push to bring more men into ECEC?

Much like Australia, the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector in the UK is dominated by female employees and facing “a longstanding recruitment crisis”, driving the need to create a radical new strategy to gender-diversify its workforce, according to a new report, published last week by Lancaster University.

3 months

by Freya Lucas

Danish study shows childhood adversity increases the risk of a shorter lifespan

Many of those working in the early childhood education and care sector are familiar with the role that early childhood development plays in lifelong health outcomes, with adverse childhood experiences impacting on physical and cognitive development.

5 months

by Freya Lucas

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