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Grandparents could share parental leave under a Labour government

Labour would consult on allowing parents to transfer unpaid parental leave to grandparents.


Nursery chain offers 'babble to chatter' scheme

The UK’s largest nursery group Busy Bees has launched a new training programme to help practitioners to develop children’s early language skills.


Conservatives have created a 'primary place crisis', says Labour

Hundreds of thousands of primary school children are in ‘supersize’ classes of more than 30 pupils, according to figures from Labour.


Education the focus of the Lib Dem manifesto

Every two-year-old would be offered a childcare place, the Liberal Democrats have pledged. UKIP also released its manifesto today.


Conservatives pledge to double free childcare hours

A Conservative Government would increase free early education for three- and four-year-olds to 30 hours a week and boost hourly rates paid to providers.


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Enabling Environments: We're exploring ... Space

Eastfield Academy Nursery in Northampton got the children making aliens, a rocket and even the moon after...


Positive Relationships: Behaviour - All mine?

In part four of her series on the behaviour of two-year-olds, Julia Manning-Morton looks at possession and...


EYFS Best Practice: An essential guide to ... Prisoner families

Children with parents in prison have a unique set of challenges to contend with, but the right sort of help...


A Unique Child: Inclusion - As I see it

Empathy for the parents of children with special educational needs is central to inclusive practice, as Kay...


A Unique Child: Health & Nutrition - Waste not

Cutting food waste is important both ethically and environmentally. Mary Llewellin explains how.


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Early Years Teachers: Part 1 - Rocks to Reception

In the first of a six-part series on Early Years Teacher training options, Charlotte Goddard tracks...


HR Update - Employment rules update

This year, 5 April brings not only Easter eggs but changes in employment law - in particular, the introduction...


Continuing professional development - Learning to talk the talk

A programme to train early years practitioners and parents in language development has been improving...


Nursery Management: Qualifications - Recruitment quagmire

An awarding body, training providers, colleges and nursery owners are united in their opinion that new...

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