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Millions of families struggling to provide the 'basics'

More than two million children are living in households that have cut back on food or heating because of a real-term freeze to child benefits.


Dramatic fall in children's centre funds, figures show

Children’s centre funding has dropped by more than 35 per cent since 2010, an analysis by Barnardo’s has revealed.


Carole Edmond leaves Bright Horizons

Carole Edmond, managing director of Bright Horizons, has left the nursery group after six years in the role.


Ex nursery boss banned from being a company director

A former chairman of one of the country’s largest nursery groups has been banned from acting as a company director for 12 years for creating false documents and attempting to defraud his construction company....


Lack of support stops new fathers bonding with baby

A new study suggests first-time fathers are being held back from raising their children.


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Nursery Equipment: Outdoors - Cover all bases

With nurseries spending an increasing amount of time outside, many are investing in outdoor structures bringing...


Nursery Equipment: Creativity - Space and time

In Scotland, creativity is now at the heart of early years education. Annette Rawstrone assesses its capacity...


Nursery Equipment: Block Play - Wall to wall

Some settings are making blocks an important part of their provision - and opening up new opportunities for...


Nursery Equipment: Role Play - Getting real

Role play is becoming more flexible, with settings embracing approaches that create more authentic experiences...


Nursery Equipment: Communication & Language - So to speak

Use targeted resources that are meaningful to children to get them talking, says Judith Stevens.


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Social media - In safe hands

A safeguarding strategy for your online activity is vital for protecting the children in your care....


Staff retention: Part 3 - We're engaged

'Employee engagement' is management jargon, but it can do a lot of good for both your business and your...


Working Mum - Staying power

High staff turnover is not only a concern for management - many parents see it as a warning sign, says...


HR Update - Health problems

Employers can't ask prospective employees about their health, but many employers are in fact unknowingly...

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