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Nuffield Foundation report says ECEC is dysfunctional and in need of a radical re-think

A new report by the Nuffield Foundation has described the UK’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) system as “dysfunctional” calling for a “radical re-think” of the inequalities within the system, particularly for those children who are classified as vulnerable or experiencing disadvantage.

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by Freya Lucas

Australian first research paper reviewing the ACVIR published internationally

Key findings from ten years of research into the key findings of The Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register (ACVIR) have been published internationally in the leading journal, ‘Nature’s Eye’, the official journal of The British College of Ophthalmologists.

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by Freya Lucas

Infants exposed to domestic violence have poorer outcomes and lower academic success

Emeritus Professor Linda Bullock has conducted a study into the impact on cognitive development in infants who are exposed to multiple father figures in their early lives, after a transformative experience in her early professional years as a nurse led her to commit to ensuring women living in domestic violence situations are better protected.

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by Freya Lucas

Babies and toddlers may exit the pandemic with lower IQs, researchers have found

While the COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on every global citizen in some way, it may be having a profound impact on babies and toddlers, researchers say, with early findings showing that babies born during the pandemic may have lower IQ scores than those born before it.

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by Freya Lucas

Pandemic has ECEC essential workers ready to walk from stress new research shows

New research commissioned by a digital mutual bank developed to cater exclusively for essential workers, including those in early childhood education and care (ECEC) has shown that managing mental health and the ongoing pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic are taking their toll on the majority of the essential worker cohort.

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by Freya Lucas

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