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Nursery World Awards 2016: all the results and photos

At a fantastic evening at The Brewery in London, Atelier Nursery took the Nursery of the Year award, just one of many worthy winners.


Early years funding plans 'body blow' for nursery schools

Hundreds of nursery schools, most in deprived areas, will close if the Government’s plans for early years funding go ahead, the NAHT has warned.


Government should admit 30 'free hours fail', sector claims

The 30 free-hours childcare expansion is an unrealisable Tory pledge - the Government should ‘come clean’ and admit it cannot afford to fund it in its current guise, sector leaders have claimed.


Call for 'real living wage' to meet childcare costs

Working parents are increasingly demanding good quality childcare for a basic standard of living, according to a child poverty charity which is calling for a ‘real living wage’ to help reach that goal....


Testing 'killing the joy of reading', top author claims

Testing in schools is creating an ‘apartheid system’ in the young that is ‘killing the joy of reading’ according to a leading children’s author.


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Nursery Management: Childminders - Space invaders

Children’s centres provide childminders and parents with a crucial place to meet and access services, but...


Home Learning - A parent’s guide to… social skills

From empathising with others’ feelings and needs to winning and losing games gracefully, Penny Tassoni provides...


A Unique Child: Transgender - Fluid thinking

Recent transgender stories in the media show the extent to which notions of gender are becoming blurred. Caroline...


A Unique Child: Inclusion - A capital idea

Funding from the Early Years Pupil Premium led to a Natural Explorers project in Hackney that benefited the...


Grow Your Own - Pick, taste and cook

It’s time to plant your overwintering fruit and vegetables and do some housekeeping, says Mary Llewellin


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Leadership: Part 3 - Everyone knows

Leaders must enable a sharing of vision among their team, as well as reflection, argue Verity Campbell-Barr...


Inspection: Safeguarding

In the first of a new series on Ofsted inspections, ex-inspector and consultant Debbie Alcock gives a...


Nursery Management: Mealtimes - World fare

The food that children eat in the early years shapes their habits for life. Charlotte Goddard takes a...


Nursery Management: Sector Representation - Speaking up

Given the recruitment crisis, free entitlement and apprenticeship funding challenges, there is a lot...

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  • Is adult furniture child's play?

    14 October 2015

    In parts of Finland, staff working in state-funded nursery settings have been told they must use adult-sized furniture. According to one manager, working in an EYFS nursery in Helsinki, the reason...

  • Sunshine and Skolverket in Stockholm

    05 November 2014

    The final part of the Nursery World early years trip to Finland and Sweden was spent in the lovely city of Stockholm.