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The Big Picture - Garden of life

This water fountain is one of the features of a new £30,000 outdoor area at Clockwork Nursery in Audenshaw, Greater Manchester.


Spotlight on…Victoria Rose-Carless

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Just a third of providers have signed up to Tax-Free Childcare

The Childcare Voucher Providers Association has expressed concern that parents will be 'left in the lurch' just days after Tax-Free Childcare went live.


NUT calls for nursery children to be taught about LGBT issues

Children as young as two should receive ‘age-appropriate’ education about LGBT+ issues in nurseries, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) has said.


EXCLUSIVE: Trailblazer drafts apprenticeship standard for EYE Level 3

The newly-appointed Early Years Trailblazer group has launched a three-week consultation on the development of the EYE Level 3 apprenticeship standard.


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Enabling Environments: Collections - Worlds of their own

Fantasy play is easy to cater for. Nicole Weinstein provides some practice tips for practitioners and ideas...


A Unique Child: Inclusion - Supporting… Stefan

An award-winning setting in Leicester is helping a boy, and his mother, cope with his rare genetic disorder,...


EYFS Activities: Five things to do with… shiny stuff

Julie Mountain provides ideas for stocking your ‘shiny stuff’ collection and what to do with it


Positive Relationships: Parenting Programmes - Taking the strain

Fortunately for those parents struggling to cope with their child’s behaviour, there are programmes to help,...


EYFS Activities: Essential experiences… picnic time

Picnics help children explore new foods, develop skills and build relationships, finds Penny Tassoni


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30 Hours, Part 6: Portsmouth pilot

Although concerns remain, some settings in Portsmouth report success so far with the 30 hours trial,...


Children’s services update - Learning about gender and sex

John Simmonds looks at new legislation on relationships education and its implications


Inspection: part 8 – Ofsted and allegations

Having described how to deal with a member of staff when an allegation has been made and the role of...


Market Round-Up - Property forecast

HRC Law’s Mark Traynor on the hot trends from last month

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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.