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Schools chosen as twos 'champions'

More than half the schools that took part in the two-year-old trial have been chosen to act as ‘champions’ for providing funded nursery places.


Families award Government a C grade for family-friendly policies

Ministers have been told they ‘could do better’ by UK parents.


Guidance on Ebola issued for early years settings

Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice for childcare settings on how to detect if a child might have the Ebola virus.


Early education places 'no long-term benefit' on children's development

A new study suggests free early education places have little impact on children’s long-term attainment.


Schools encouraged to work with PVI nurseries on childcare

The Government wants to see schools ‘team up’ with private voluntary and independent (PVI) nurseries to offer flexible childcare provision.


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EYFS Best Practice: All about ... neuroscience and the infant brain

What can we learn from research on early brain development? David Whitebread and Lysandra Sinclaire-Harding...


Enabling Environments: Autumn - Natural tools

A playgroup in Surrey has been making use of the resources provided by autumn to inspire learning opportunities....


Home learning: Activities for parents -Singing

Penny Tassoni has great ideas for singing at home


Enabling Environments: Collections - At the wheel

Wheeled toys such as trikes, bikes and scooters aren't just good fun - they also provide developmental benefits....


A Unique Child: Inclusion - Special friends

Dolls with their own personas and life stories are being used by some practitioners to help raise issues...


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My Best course - Rating the environment

A course using the US-devised Environment Rating Scales for quality prompted Priya Dhanda, deputy manager...


Nursery Food: School meals - Free for all

The recent expansion of free school meals has presented difficulties for many, but schools are finding...


Nursery Food: Outside caterers - To order?

Making a decision on whether to outsource food provision can be a complex business. Ruth Stokes looks...


Health in the workplace - Painful work?

Knee pain affects a quarter of adults aged 50 and over, so how do older practitioners cope with a job...

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