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Childcare costs families a third of income

Research by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reveals that the cost of childcare in the UK accounts for more than a third of a couple’s average household income.


Final apprenticeships funding rates: Cuts of up to a third overall

Plans to slash funding for early years apprentices have been upheld by the Government, despite an outcry.


First nurseries succeed in making Millie’s Mark

Ten nurseries across England have become the first to achieve Millie’s Mark, the new quality mark for excellence in paediatric first aid for early years settings.


Lucy Powell chosen as chair of parliamentary group on nursery schools

Following the promotion of Graham Stuart as a government whip, the former shadow education secretary, Lucy Powell is the new Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nursery Schools and Nursery Classes....


Call for nurseries to get involved in this year's Children in Need

Nurseries across the UK will be going spotty for BBC Children in Need’s Big Spotacular.


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EYFS Activities - Let’s explore… mermaids

Mermaids (and mermen) provide play and learning inspiration for children, writes Marianne Sargent


EYFS Activities - Birth to two… Jack in the Box

Introducing toddlers to pop-up toys. By Penny Tassoni


Learning & Development: Literacy - Just imagine

How Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, now more than 20 years old, is still encouraging children and families...


Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Your move

In the first of a four-part series on Newham’s project exploring movement in twos and threes, Julie Mountain...


A Unique Child: Health & Nutrition - Brains and bodies

The right fats and oils are essential components of a healthy diet, explains Mary Llewellin


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My Best course - In safe hands

An advanced safeguarding course has helped one nursery manager bring her staff up to date with new Ofsted...


Inspection: Notifications - Hazard warning

In the second part of her series on Ofsted inspections, ex-inspector and consultant Debbie Alcock talks...


Leadership: Part 4 - Rich reflection

In the final part of this series, Verity Campbell-Barr and Caroline Leeson explore the idea of the ‘reflective...


HR Update - All change

Traditionally, October is the month when employment law changes are announced. This October is no exception,...

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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.