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Poor children at risk of losing out on pupil premium funding, MPs warn

Children from disadvantaged families could be missing out on funding designed to support them, according to a cross-party committee of MPs.


Early years musical framework and resources launches

A new national programme aims to support children’s musical development in the early years.


Number of children in settings rises

While more children are attending early years and childcare settings in Scotland, the number of services has decreased overall.


Tops Day Nurseries buys nursery as its 16th setting

Tops Day Nurseries, which operates settings in Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire, has acquired a new nursery in Gillingham, Dorset.


Research finds link with autism and obesity in pregnancy

Obese women with high blood sugar levels are nearly 50 per cent more likely to have a child with autism, according to research.


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EYFS Best Practice: All About...Summer-borns

Children born in the summer are at a potential disadvantage when they start school, research shows. Charlotte...


Early Years Pupil Premium - Staff measures

In the first article in a seven-part series on the Early Years Pupil Premium, Charlotte Goddard explores how...


A Unique Child: Integrated Review - A fair share

In the first instalment in a new series on the integrated review, Dr Kay Mathieson looks at why the process...


Learning & Development: Memory - I remember

How do children learn and remember information, and what approaches will help them reach their full potential?...


Enabling Environments: Community - Going public

A project involving British and international nurseries is focusing on getting young children to engage with...


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Early Years Pupil Premium - Staff measures

In the first article in a seven-part series on the Early Years Pupil Premium, Charlotte Goddard explores...


Parents - Growing attachment

Some nurseries are now running parenting classes on attachment. So how should nursery practitioners,...


HR Update - What's new?

Every October brings new employment law changes. Our resident HR expert Jacqui Mann, of HR 4 Nurseries,...


Diary of a trainee Early Years Teacher

In the first instalment of her monthly online journal, trainee EYT Emma Davis talks about her interview...

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