Understanding the implications of enabling children to grow into healthy, happy, educated and inquiring adults, in safety and free from adversity.

Prenatal parental stress linked to behaviour problems in toddlers

06 August 2019

Expectant parents’ emotional struggles predict emotional and behavioural problems in 2-year-olds, new research shows. The same study reveals, for...

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High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

29 July 2019

Scientists have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism....

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Bereaved children missing out on vital support in UK schools, study finds

18 June 2019

Support for bereaved children in schools is patchy and inadequate, and teachers feel they lack the skills to help, according to a report from the...

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Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minorities do less vigorous physical activity

28 May 2019

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minority backgrounds, including from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, have lower...

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Research at the chalk face: connecting academia and schools

25 March 2019

Researchers in Cambridge’s Faculty of Education are working with teachers to improve the experience of learning in the East of England – and boost...

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A new educational initiative – Roots – makes music a priority

25 March 2019

Cambridge researchers and musicians are helping to support schools in Cambridgeshire to deliver high quality and sustainable music provision over...

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Levels of autism in China similar to the West, joint Chinese-UK study shows

21 March 2019

The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in China has an autism spectrum condition – the...

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Premature babies could benefit from changes to drugs administered to at-risk mothers

20 March 2019

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have suggested that subtle changes to the drugs administered to mothers threatened with preterm birth or...

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Report examines origins and nature of ‘maths anxiety’

14 March 2019

A report out today examines the factors that influence ‘maths anxiety’ among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and...

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