The Finnish capital Helsinki is among 19 cities nationwide set to trial the provision of free early years education to five-year-olds. Starting this month, an experiment by Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture will start providing 20 hours of free childhood education and care to over 12,000 youngsters. The aim is to attract as many children as possible to partake in...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

EU Access City Award 2019 up for grabs

European cities working to improve quality of life for all citizens can apply for the Access City Award 2019.  The European Union (EU) award is designed to recognise and celebrate a city’s willingness, ability and efforts...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Who is left behind under the new child care subsidy?

Australian families are increasingly relying on childcare but a change in policy may leave those who need it most locked out. The latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey reveals Australians are...Read more
|Comment|author: Professor Guyonne Kalb, Dr Inga Lass and Dr Anna Zhu, University of Melbourne

The city of tomorrow reconquers cities for children

‘The city of tomorrow’ is an educational project that aims to include children and adolescents in the construction process of public space (squares, neighbourhoods, cities). Equipping them with the necessary tools to develop their creativity...Read more
|Comment|author: Sandra Gonzalez Alvarez
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Scotland ‘gets it right’ for children

“Access to play is not equally distributed in Scotland” (McKendrick, 2016). As Chief Executive of Play Scotland, Marguerite Hunter Blair would be anyone’s first choice to share the expansive work it is doing to support...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy