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Paediatric first aid rules yet to be implemented

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The government has confirmed that new paediatric first aid rules have not yet been implemented.
 
A consultation on first aid changes was held between October and December 2015, and...Read more

Education committee launches primary assessment investigation

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The government’s education committee is to launch an inquiry into primary assessment following what the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has called “chaos and confusion” around the topic.
 
Earlier this...Read more

Button batteries can be deadly for children, surgeons claim

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Small button batteries – found in a range of domestic items – can burn a hole through the lining of a child’s oesophagus should they accidently swallow them, surgeons have claimed.
 
London’s Great Ormond Street...Read more

Alliance calls on government to admit 30-hours funding crisis

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The Pre-school Learning Alliance has said that the government must “come clean” about the problems with the funding of the 30-hours free childcare scheme.
 
The Department for Education ran a consultation on early...Read more

Healthy eating impacts children’s literacy, study claims

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Researchers in Finland have claimed that a healthy diet has a significant impact on children’s literacy skills.
 
The universities of Eastern Finland and Jyväskylä studied 161 children between the ages of six and...Read more

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