LibDems announce 35 hours of ‘free childcare’ for babies of nine months, but where is the evidence that this will achieve the transformation to the economy and what are the long term costs to the emotional wellbeing of children ?

LibDems announce 35 hours of ‘free childcare’ for babies of nine months, but where is the evidence that this will achieve the transformation to the economy and what are the long term costs to the emotional wellbeing of children ?

The positive effects of free early years education from the age of three are many; however, to apply the same rule of thumb to babies of nine months is misguided and not based on the evidence on early brain development. In the first years of life, from conception to age three, the brain is growing…

Why seek sympathy…?

Why seek sympathy…?

It’s concerning how, with increasing regularity, print and broadcast media calls for special sympathy and understanding for one particular group in society … PARENTS! Yet parenthood is a ‘natural’ role and doesn’t happen by fiat. As never before in history has ‘parenting by choice’ been more available. However, notwithstanding that most parents have opted for…