Underpaid and undervalued: the reality of childcare work in the UK

Despite the important job they do, wages for people working in childcare tend to be low. These workers earn less than the average wage across all UK employment sectors and barely half that of qualified teachers.

6 hours ago

by Eva Lloyd, University of East London

OVO Foundation tackling educational inequality in the UK through innovative programs

UK Energy company, OVO Energy, through their philanthropic arm, the OVO Foundation, have recently announced the recipients of £240,000 (A$450,370) of funding over the next two years to three promising projects, all of which are designed to support children under the age of five.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

New research explores how babies integrate new information with existing knowledge

A new study conducted by German researchers and recently published in Psychological Science has explored the way in which babies integrate new information with their existing bank of knowledge.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Calls for new ECEC quality agency in Ireland intensify as Budget 2020 approaches

Ahead of the upcoming Irish Budget to be released on 8 October 2019, calls for the establishment of a dedicated oversight and quality assurance statutory body to oversee the early years and school age childcare sector- similar to Australias ACECQA have intensified.

2 months ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Children have fewer imaginary friends, and screen time is to blame, UK survey says

A survey recently conducted amongst the early childhood educator community in the UK has shown that fewer children have imaginary friends than they did five years ago, with ‘screen time’ being identified as the root cause for the decline.

3 months ago

by Freya Lucas