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By Louise Wheeler15 June 2015

Tessa Jowell: I’ll restore Sure Start to its founding principles

As Sure Start Centres across the country continue to face the risk of closure, a new campaign policy by Labour politician Tessa Jowell seeks to re-establish Sure Start as a community mission – bringing professionals, families and volunteers together to give every child the best start in life Read more

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By Louise Wheeler9 June 2015

Free childcare to double. But at what cost?

Shockwaves resounded across the country last month as David Cameron and the Conservatives returned to 10 Downing Street in their strongest position since the early 1990’s. Now the electorate can only wait and see how many of its pre-election promises the party will keep – and for parents that has included the pledge to double the existing free childcare provision for three and four-year-olds to 30 hours a week. Read more

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By Louise Wheeler3 June 2015

Embryo engineering a ‘moral duty’

According to a leading scientist, it would be a "sin of omission" and unethical to block the option of genetically engineering embryos. Read more

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By liz shaw30 May 2015

Emotional open letters from Sharon Osbourne and Victoria Beckham

“You’ll never fall because I’m there to catch you,” says Sharon to her three children.

Sharon Osbourne and Victoria Beckham are among many celebrities who have written wonderful heart warming letters to their children. The open letters were published by TIME to celebrate Mother's Day in America. Read more

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By liz shaw29 May 2015

Toddlers face life's first big interview

Attempting to get into the best schools, universities and jobs is a tough and demanding time for many people worldwide. Yet in Hong Kong, the pressure starts earlier, with parents trying to get their children into the best nurseries and kindergartens, hoping to give their children the placement that will help them to succeed in life. Read more