The Early Support programme seeks to improve the quality, consistency and coordination of services for young disabled children and their families. A new report examines its effectiveness. read more

Carole Farrar continues her series on communication with parents. read more

Ross Midgley of the Crocus Early Years group offers some practical ideas for managing payments by voucher. read more

Patricia Lee explains how we can help children to acquire ‘pitch’. read more

Locally produced food is increasingly popular in schools and may become more important than going organic, writes Angela Youngman read more

Lev S. Vygotsky is the subject of Steve Mynard’s article on the psychology of child development. read more

Joanne Haine, foundation stage coordinator at Baring Primary School in London, describes how innovative use of ICT made assessment exciting for children and practitioners alike. read more

Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway of the University of Durham has researched the difficulties faced by children who have a low working memory. read more

Carole Farrar continues her series by looking at ways to make the most of personal contact with your parents. read more

When an early years setting is damaged by fire, the effects are far wider reaching than the material damage to the building. Consider the trauma to staff and children, loss of work and resources, and effect on the local community. read more