Filtered by category: Children's centres

What does the new Government mean by 'social mobility'?

Party conferences were an opportunity to dig beneath the headlines. What did we learn about the new 'social mobility'?

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Fair by Five: the language of learning

Posted by Chloe Hardy /

Monday 17 October 2016 / Children's centres, Early intervention, Government spending

Describing child development in a way that is meaningful to parents, politicians and professionals.

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A massage that could change your life

Posted by Sarah Hynes /

Friday 26 August 2016 / Children's centres, Early intervention
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Baby massage and influencing government: both ways that Action for Children is helping to improve children’s development

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Success starts at home

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Monday 25 July 2016 / Children's centres, Inequality
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What happens at home makes a big difference to child development. But some children have it better than others.

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A big job at any age: Getting young parents the support they deserve

Posted by Amy Woodworth /

Monday 11 July 2016 / Children's centres
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What all parents have in common is that they want their children have the best possible start in life.

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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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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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How to make parenting classes the norm? Ask a parent.

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Wednesday 13 April 2016 / Children's centres, Early intervention
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There is no shortage of books about parenting full of tips, tricks, dos and don’ts. But what do parenting classes offer?

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Children will be losing in the long run

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Early intervention saves in the long-term. Time to give local authorities the resources they need to make it the default

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What difference do they make? A big one.

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Tuesday 16 February 2016 / Children's centres
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The question has been asked many times before. What difference do children's centres make?

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