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Parties accused of not spelling out consequences of manifestos

According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, under the Conservatives there would be a real-term fall in school spending, while the benefit of Labour's childcare expansion would be modest.

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Think-tank weighs up parties' childcare policies

The Education Policy Institute has analysed the early years and education policies set out in the party manifestos and given its verdict.

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Cost of Tory free breakfast plans 'could treble'

The Conservative manifesto pledge of free breakfasts for all primary school children could cost triple the £60m allocated for it, according to education researchers.

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UKIP manifesto: parents can use unregulated childcare for funded hours

Parents would be able to take the free entitlement at unregulated childcare settings under a UKIP government.

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Study finds iPads benefit children's learning

New research suggests that using iPads in the classroom can have a positive impact on young children’s literacy, numeracy and communication skills.


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EYFS Best Practice: Learning from Froebel… Nurture, family and community

The importance of family and genuine links to the community and beyond. By Professor Tina Bruce and Yellow...

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EYFS Activities: Five things to do with… A tiny space

Even a small outdoor space can be turned into an enriching environment, explains Julie Mountain

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EYFS Activities: We’ve explored… photography

How one childminder turned the children at her setting into budding photographers. By Annette Rawstrone

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EYFS Activities: Essential experiences… gardening

Growing plants will open children’s eyes to a fulfilling pursuit, finds Penny Tassoni

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Enabling Environments: Collections - Little creatures

In the first part of a new series on Understanding the World, Nicole Weinstein looks at how to get up close...

 

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30 Hours, Part 7: Working in Wigan

Parents in Wigan have been encouraged to get a job or take on more work because of the 30 hours, finds...

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Children’s Services Update - Foster caring

The one thing that always happens shortly after an election is announced is the closing down of current...

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Inspection: part 9 - Far-reaching power on no-notice inspections

With the publication of Ofsted’s ‘myth-busting’ document, former inspector Debbie Alcock sets out some...

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Market Round-Up - Property forecast

Mark Traynor, of HRC Law, gives the lowdown on April’s deals of note

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Latest From The Blog

  • Is adult furniture child's play?

    14 October 2015

    In parts of Finland, staff working in state-funded nursery settings have been told they must use adult-sized furniture. According to one manager, working in an EYFS nursery in Helsinki, the reason...

  • Sunshine and Skolverket in Stockholm

    05 November 2014

    The final part of the Nursery World early years trip to Finland and Sweden was spent in the lovely city of Stockholm.