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Have your say on the EYE apprenticeship standard

The Early Years Trailblazer group has launched a consultation seeking views from the sector on the development of the standard for the new Early Years Educator apprenticeship.


Active Learning nursery given enforcement notice by Ofsted

A nursery owned by Active Learning has received an enforcement notice from Ofsted for putting children at 'significant risk'.


New organisation aims to encourage children to lead more active lives

An independent register of children’s activity professionals has been created by SkillsActive to build on the Olympic legacy and counter the rising trend of inactivity in young people.


Teachers propose boycott of Reception baseline tests

The National Union of Teachers has moved to block Government plans to introduce new baseline assessments for children at the start of Reception.


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EYFS Best Practice: All about ... sleep

Getting enough sleep - and the right sort of sleep - is a crucial component for development. Natasha Kirkham...


Learning & Development: Physical Development - Winning out?

What impact do male practitioners have on the design and delivery of Physical Development? Dr Lala Manners...


Enabling Environments: Collections - Boom, bang, boom

In the second instalment of a two-part series on pattern, Nicole Weinstein looks at language, movement and...


Learning & Development: Two-year-olds - From within

A network of settings is using reflective practice to raise the quality of experiences of two-year-olds. Kate...


Learning & Development: Superhero Play - Superkids - the movie!

Superhero play has inspired the creation of a film at one London school. Meredith Jones Russell hears about...


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New Ofsted Inspection Framework: Part 4 - How to achieve strong, responsive leadership

In the concluding part of her series, Lena Engel examines what it takes to be an effective manager and...


My Best course - taking a fresh look at responsibilities

Nursery manager Angela Moore talks about a CPD session that sharpened her focus on child well-being....


Take twos - considering all the possibilities in schools

School provision for two-year-olds helps continue the expansion of free early education places for this...


Ambassadors for careers with children & young people - Time to talk it up

An 'ambassador' scheme aims to promote the sector and help employers attract bright employees.

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