Numeracy commitment will mean investment in children and staff

Early years skills will equip children for life

Young children playing with a wooden railway train set

UNISON helps found new coalition for childcare and early education

The coalition aims to build public and political support for early education and childcare

Orchard Day Nursery must be saved, says UNISON

Staff, parents and children have been treated abominably

Staff changes will create risks to children and drive staff out of early years education

Instead of trying to provide education on the cheap, the government must improve funding for the sector

Government plan to provide early years education on the cheap will hit children and staff

The sector urgently needs long-term investment

Children at the Houses of Parliament

Save our nurseries: when the kids went to Westminster

Are these the youngest UNISON campaigners?

Blog: The future of our country depends on it

This Tory government have sought to trash early-years support by failing to support it nationally or provide the necessary resources to local authorities. Now that government needs to hear the message loud and clear – it’s time to fund early-years properly.

New regulations for early years first aid training 

Staff in England who qualified after September 2016 need to hold a paediatric first aid certificate, under regulations that came into force last month

New strategy for early years education is flawed, says UNISON

New government strategy for England ‘is flawed as it says nothing about the pay and conditions of early years staff’

Add your name to the call to save nursery school funding

Sign the petition to parliament and help make sure nursery schools in England are properly funded

Funding cuts threaten nursery schools, unions warn Greening

UNISON joins fellow unions, charities and others involved in early years education to sign open letter