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Liberal Democrats pledge to extend two-year-old offer to all families

The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to give all two-year-olds 15 hours of free childcare, if elected in 2015.

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Children's charity calls for a 'ban on baby rooms' in nurseries

According to What about the Children (WATCh), the current room structure of most nurseries hinders the development of under-threes.

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Government publishes childminder agency advice

The Department for Education has published a step-by-step guide to childminder agencies.

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Charity urges schools to open for longer to support working parents

4Children has called for schools to stay open after lessons to help working parents.

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Families face out-of-school childcare shortage

More than six in ten parents have had to change their working arrangements once their children start school, according to a new survey.


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A Unique Child: Safeguarding - Guiding lights

The introduction of multi-agency safeguarding hubs staffed by a pool of professionals is creating a joined-up,...

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Positive Relationships: Home learning - One to one

Parents play a crucial role in helping children learn to communicate - but there is not a one-size-fits-all...

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Learning & Development: Steiner Waldorf - Winning laurels

Laurel Farm Kindergarten makes the most of its rural setting for children to learn life skills and enrich...

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A Unique Child: Well-being - All very well

A research project looking at well-being in the early years has underlined some important factors to consider...

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Enabling Environments: Let's explore... breakfast.

The most important meal of the day can offer inspiration when looking at subjects like world cultures and...

 

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Recruitment: Part 4 - Picking the right candidate

In the final part of her series, early years expert Laura Henry looks at how to conclude the recruitment...

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Play therapy - Teaching parents how to play

Filial therapy - child-centred play led by a parent at home - is soon to get its own 'hub' at one UK...

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HR Update - Staff time means money

The increase to the national minimum wage could catch some nurseries out once all working time is included,...

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Business Development - Global village

A forest school that mixes Reggio and Montessori approaches will receive 45 visitors from settings across...

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  • The baby bombers

    17 July 2014

    ‘Early childhood education and care = a panacea in a world of social crises’ was a key theme of a lecture given earlier this week by Mathias Urban, professor of early childhood at the University of Roehampton....

  • Lost and found

    05 June 2014

    Nursery nurse Jennifer Jakeman, from Birmingham, wrote to Nursery World looking for a pattern for babies’ crocheted shoes, which was printed in the magazine in December 1975.