Children in Welsh-English bilingual families appear to be rising to the challenge of mastering two languages before they reach school.
Northern Ireland is the safest and best part of the UK in which to bring up young children, a new study suggests.
Scottish children have a wider vocabulary and a better understanding of colours, numbers, sizes and shapes at the age of three than youngsters in the other UK countries.
Many children from disadvantaged backgrounds are already up to a year behind more privileged youngsters educationally by the age of three, a UK-wide study has found.
Children born since the turn of the millennium are more likely to grow up believing that religious values are important if they have an older mother, new research suggests.
The scale and complexity of the child poverty challenge facing the Brown Government is highlighted by a new study of more than 15,500 three-year-olds.
Almost one child in four is either overweight or obese at age three, a UK-wide survey has found. The study, the biggest-ever of its kind, measured the height and weight of 14,000 children aged three. Preliminary results reveal that 18 per cent were overweight and a further 5 per cent obese.
Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education