The odds are stacked against children who struggle under the age of 5 - and many won’t ever catch up.
We’re working to give children in the UK a better chance of a big future. We want all young children to be supported to learn and develop – whether at home, in schools, in nurseries and childcare, or in communities.
High-quality early education and childcare makes a vital difference to early learning, and benefits the UK’s poorest children most. We’re calling on the governments in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to invest in creating world-class early education and childcare systems in each country.