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A quarter of children using food banks over summer are under five

Families with young children are increasingly relying on emergency food supplies during the summer holidays, analysis by the Trussell Trust reveals.


North West nursery group eyes expansion

Nursery chain Poppy and Jack’s has bought three new nurseries.


New online toolkit offers free business advice to childminders

PACEY has launched the online resource Business Smart'by childminders, for childminders' to support new and established childminding settings.


Holiday childcare costs rise by 51 per cent since 2010

The price of holiday childcare has more than doubled since 2010, according to an analysis by Labour.


Families fight children's centre closures

Children’s centre leaders and campaigners in Sutton Coldfield say they are worried that services for vulnerable families are at risk.


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Positive Relationships: Working With Parents - Day by day

Parents and Children Together (PACT), a new parent-delivered teaching programme, has led to gains in children’s...


Enabling Environments: Collections - Bake off!

Cooking with children is a great way to educate them about the science of food, finds Nicole Weinstein in...


EYFS Activities - Five things to do with… crates

Provide plenty of crates and they can be used in a variety of creative ways. By Julie Mountain


EYFS Activities - We’ve explored… rain

Children at one setting have been finding out about the water cycle, including rain. By Annette Rawstrone...


EYFS Activities: Essential experiences… washing

Emotional development and independence are just some of the benefits of washing activities for children, explains...


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30 Hours, Part 9: Tower Hamlets - Reaching out

Tower Hamlets, which has extremely high levels of deprivation, has one of the highest Government hourly...


Inspection: Part 11 – Before the Visit - Be prepared

Settings should carry out a number of tasks before an inspection, explains former inspector Debbie Alcock,...


Joined-up thinking

For the past four years, Sandra Campbell has headed up a federation of two London nursery schools and...


Market Round-Up - Property forecast

June was busy for Busy Bees, as Mark Traynor discovers

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    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...

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    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.