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Investing in children’s early development is the brainy choice

Posted by Meredith Davis /

Friday 20 May 2016 / Early intervention, Children's centres, Inequality
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A child’s brain develops rapidly during their first 5 years – they’re born ready to learn, but it’s a work in progress

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Our response to the Queen's Speech

Posted by AfC Policy and campaigns /

Wednesday 18 May 2016 / Government spending

In response to the announcement of the Children and Social Work Bill and life chances indicators in the Queen’s speech.

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What does the Queen’s Speech promise for children?

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Amongst the sparkling coronets, red robes, and shouting of archaic pronouncements, was a short speech given by the Queen

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Parents are concerned and we need to listen

Posted by Kate Maher /

Thursday 28 April 2016 / Early intervention
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Our recent poll shows that nearly three out of five parents have worried about their child being ready to start school.

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Hands up, who thinks their parents or carers are their most important teacher?

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Wednesday 20 April 2016 / Children's centres, Early intervention, Inequality
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The first teachers we have don't work in a classroom.

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