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Providers and parents win right to request out-of-school care

Childcare providers will have the right to ask schools to let them use their buildings to run out-of-school care on school sites, under plans announced by David Cameron.


Nurseries could play a 'vital role' in advising parents on suitable apps for children

A new report recommends early years settings provide parents with guidance on the type of apps that support children’s learning.


Chancellor extends parental leave to working grandparents

Grandparents who give up work to look after their grandchildren will be able to claim a weekly childcare allowance, under new plans set out by chancellor George Osborne.


Providers' failure to provide detailed costs leaves DfE in the dark

Most of the providers who responded to the Government’s call for evidence on funded places did not give figures, leaving the Department for Education unable to understand the costs of providing free hours....


Women and young people worst hit by low pay

Women, young people and the self-employed are still most likely to be experiencing low pay, a report has found.


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EYFS Best Practice: All About...Summer-borns

Children born in the summer are at a potential disadvantage when they start school, research shows. Charlotte...


Early Years Pupil Premium - Staff measures

In the first article in a seven-part series on the Early Years Pupil Premium, Charlotte Goddard explores how...


A Unique Child: Nutrition - Natural source

Providing nursery food with sustainable credentials is one way that providers can help set children up for...


A Unique Child: Integrated Review - A fair share

In the first instalment in a new series on the integrated review, Dr Kay Mathieson looks at why the process...


Enabling Environments: Community - Going public

A project involving British and international nurseries is focusing on getting young children to engage with...


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Early Years Pupil Premium - Staff measures

In the first article in a seven-part series on the Early Years Pupil Premium, Charlotte Goddard explores...


Parents - Growing attachment

Some nurseries are now running parenting classes on attachment. So how should nursery practitioners,...


HR Update - What's new?

Every October brings new employment law changes. Our resident HR expert Jacqui Mann, of HR 4 Nurseries,...


Diary of a trainee Early Years Teacher

In the first instalment of her monthly online journal, trainee EYT Emma Davis talks about her interview...

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