Latest figures show that Manchester is working hard to get ahead of the game nationally in terms of getting youngsters 'school ready' before they start primary school.
Proposals given the green light this week will see more than £10m extra cash ploughed into children's services in Manchester over the next five years to fund new social work jobs.
Manchester City Council has appointed a new Director of Children's Services to take over from the current interim Director, Gladys Rhodes White.
A Beswick school is set to double its number of students with the completion of a £3.15M building project that has just opened its doors to pupils.
Next week is National Adoption Week and an adoptive mum from south Manchester has shared her story to encourage others to think about adopting.
Foster carers can make a huge difference to a child's life at a time when they need it most, and anyone who is interested in fostering is invited to find out more at one of two special events coming up at the Forum Centre, Wythenshawe.
Parents of toddlers across the city are being urged to check and see if they qualify for free childcare under a national scheme that provides 15 hours of childcare per week for free for two year olds who meet certain criteria.
Around 200 young people are set to receive special commendations and awards today at Manchester City Council's annual Achievement Awards for looked after children, young people and care leavers.