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Academy trustee named as new Ofsted chair

The trustee of an academies trust has been appointed chair of Ofsted.


Public sector organisation chosen to run Tax Free Childcare accounts

The Tax Free Childcare scheme will be delivered through National Savings and Investments (NS&I) rather than by childcare voucher providers.


SEND code gains parliamentary approval

New statutory guidance on how early years providers should support children with special educational needs and disabilities has been approved by Parliament.


Nursery CEO to cycle hundreds of miles for charity

Nursery staff at the Childbase Partnership are embarking on a 767-mile sponsored cycle ride to visit each of the group’s 47 nurseries in aid of a charity set up in memory of a colleague.


Chicken shed and pub to become nurseries from autumn

A former chicken shed in Cheshire and an Exeter pub will be converted into nurseries from next month.


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Learning and Development: Baking - Flour power

A Reggio Emilia-inspired nursery has been exploring the ingredients and processes involved in baking - and...


All about ... UW part 2: The World

Has the slimlined Understanding the World impacted on teaching and learning? And what can we do to ensure...


Enabling Environments: Post-walking physical skills - Run for it!

Walking and running are both challenging locomotor skills for children to master. But the right approach...


A Unique Child: Child Development - Well and good

Research suggests that propensities to be moral, generous and helpful are 'online' surprisingly early in...


Integrated Working: Hand in hand

New initiatives are bringing together expertise from the health service, early years sector and care in an...


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Adult numeracy & literacy - Skilling up

How nursery managers can address the problem of low-level adult literacy and numeracy.


Recruitment: Part 3 - How to interview

In the third of a four-part recruitment series, Laura Henry offers guidance on taking an applicant through...


Integrated Working: Hand in hand

New initiatives are bringing together expertise from the health service, early years sector and care...


Training: Courses of action

The current crop of training programmes covers a broad range of topics related to health. Hannah Crown...

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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.