News from the Department




Commission on Childcare The commission on childcare’s call for evidence closed on 31 August. Thank you very much to all those who responded.  For those…

Tap the App! Learning and Fun at the Touch of a Screen!




Leading nursery group Bright Horizons has developed a free app for parents of pre-school children. The app is a one-stop-shop of fun themed activities which…

NHS Choices – Postnatal Depression




In October last year, 4Children published “Suffering in Silence” a report which highlighted the thousands of mothers who experienced postnatal depression across the UK, and…

An Equal Start: Improving outcomes in Childen’s Centres




The Institute of Health Equity was commissioned by 4Children to identify the most important outcomes Children’s Centres should be striving for in order to give…

Message from the Minister




“The Government recognises the importance of the foundation years. That is why we are making changes to improve quality of early education and the early…

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