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New children's commissioner for Wales named

Sally Holland has been appointed as the new children’s commissioner for Wales.


Scientists may have found a cure for peanut allergy

A trial in Australia has been successful in treating children with potentially life-threatening peanut allergy.


Teaching schools awarded £5m to boost early years provision

Sixty teaching schools will share £5m of Government funding in partnerships with local nurseries.


Bedfordshire nursery group expands

Davidson Roberts has acquired a former day nursery in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, which is due to open next month.


Nine children's centres in Suffolk to close

Suffolk County Council has confirmed it is to close nine of its children’s centres, but will continue to deliver the services from alternative buildngs.


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Home learning - A parent's guide to ... Sleep

Sleep affects children's development and well-being in a number of ways. Penny Tassoni explains what these...


Enabling Environments: Collections - Me do it!

Self-care is an essential life skill, but it can also help children grow in confidence. Nicole Weinstein...


A Unique Child: Inclusion - Prime movers

How should the 'areas of need' in the Special Education Needs and Disability Code of Practice be considered...


Enabling Environments: Risk - Under the surface

Risk-taking is a key ingredient of healthy development, but its place in practice can still be limited by...


EYFS Best Practice: A short history of ... Early education

Consultant Wendy Scott OBE was one of the leading figures within the early years sector to be recognised...


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My working life ... family support worker

A family support worker deals with a wide range of issues, but it all starts with helping people become...


Social media - Joining the conversation

In the first part of a new series on social media, expert Kate Tyler explains why you should make the...


Business Models Part 5: Voluntary Sector - Charitable status

Charities are commonly managed by unpaid trustees and have the freedom to fundraise. But this can be...


HR Update - Letting someone go

Make sure you consider both law and ethics when dismissing someone,says Jacqui Mann of HR4 Nurseries...

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