The Chancellor of the Exchequer's announcement that disadvantaged two-year-olds are to receive 15 hours a week of education and care has been welcomed by the director of a study that is tracking the development of children born in the UK at the beginning of the new millennium.
The Millennium Cohort Study, Fourth Survey: A User's Guide to Initial Findings has now been published (15 October 2010).
The Millennium generation of Welsh children may not have had the easiest start in life but most of them appear to be in excellent health and they have many friends, a new report suggests.
Scottish seven-year-olds are the most physically active in the UK, new research suggests.
Childhood may not offer the freedom that it once did but most seven-year-olds in Northern Ireland are enjoying their lives. Their parents are generally content too, a major study suggests.
Children born to younger mothers may needadditional governmentsupport if they are to fulfil their potential, a new report suggests.
White children are losing their early lead over ethnic minority youngsters in English language during the first two years of primary school, a UK-wide study has found.
Almost three-quarters of Pakistani and Bangladeshi children in the UK are being brought up in families that are living on poverty-level income, new research suggests.
Why do some children behave badly while others seem almost angelic? Is it nature, or nurture, or a bit of both? The Millennium Cohort Study, which is tracking the development of children born in the UK between 2000 and 2002, is helping to piece together the answer to this remarkably complex problem.
Almost one in four boys in the UK is already “anti-school” by the age of seven, a major survey has revealed.
Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education