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Early help services at risk as report reveals extent of funding cuts

Government funding for early intervention in England has fallen by more than half since 2010, according to a new report.


Nursery World Awards shortlist revealed

The waiting is over and we can unveil the shortlist for the Nursery World Awards 2015


Children’s author Shirley Hughes wins lifetime achievement award

Author and illustrator Shirley Hughes has been chosen as the winner of the first ever Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award.


Kids Company's Camila Batmanghelidjh pressured to leave

The founder of Kids Company is to step down as chief executive of the charity following a row with Government.


New guidance to help providers identify children at risk of radicalisation

New Government advice has been published for childcare providers and schools on how to protect children at risk of extremism.


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Learning & Development: Personal, Social & Emotional Development - Let me be

Making children feel secure and content is essential, but settings often have a narrow view of how this should...


Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Play with words

Sharing stories and rhymes with children right from the earliest years will help them develop vital communication...


Learning & Development: Maths - Try for size

The foundations for mathematics should be laid early, but what is an appropriate approach for supporting...


Enabling Environments: Principles - First of all

Get the underlying essentials of high-quality provision right and they will be the foundation for developing...


Learning & Development: Physical Development - Move on!

New Zealand-based child development expert Gill Connell speaks to Anne O'Connor about the importance of a...


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Nursery baby room staff: Time to relax

Working in the baby room can be rewarding, but it can also prove stressful and emotionally challenging....


My working life ... Early years developmental movement practitioner

The world of 'neuro gyms' and sensory massage provides a rewarding way to help parents learn about child...


Work Matters: Staff retention - part 4 - Just rewards

In the final part of a four-part series on keeping good employees in your organisation for longer, Childbase...


Training Today: Continuing Professional Development - Up for review

Existing skills gaps will be brought into sharp focus by the new integrated review in September. Hannah...

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