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Prospects to run Early Years Support Service for council

Prospects has won a council contract to deliver support services to early years settings in Southampton.


GCSE rules scrapped for standalone Level 3 EYEs

The requirement for those taking standalone Level 3 Early Years Educator courses to have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above before starting the qualification has been removed just before the new...


Kids Company being investigated by Police over child abuse claims

A Metropolitan Police investigation has been launched into a number of allegations of crime involving the charity.


Hundreds of under-fives excluded for disruptive behaviour

Nearly 1,000 nursery and reception children were temporarily excluded from school last year.


Petition calls for Group B Strep test for newborns

Nearly 200,000 people have signed a petition urging the health secretary to introduce routine screening for Group B Strep in pregnancy.


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Learning & Development: PSED part 2 - Mind out

How can practitioners help children to play in a manner that best supports their development? Marion Dowling...


Learning & Development: Froebel - A different story?

Seeing Froebelian principles in action in a township in South Africa gave Early Childhood Studies students...


Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Word for word

How well children learn words is influenced by many things, including the environment and the manner in which...


Home learning - A parent's guide to...Television time

Too much TV can have a negative impact on development, but when managed well it can actually be a valuable...


A Unique Child: Nutrition - Come dine with us!

Sharing food with parents helps to forge strong partnerships, says Snapdragons' Mary Llewellin


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Common inspection framework: part 1 - Common ground?

Ofsted's new inspection framework comes in this September. In the first of a four-part series, the Pre-School...


Social media - Using online networks for PR

Sites such as Twitter and Facebook are valuable sources of information for journalists. Kate Tyler offers...


My best course - Understanding behaviour

A five-day intensive course on psychotherapy gave practitioner Rachel Cowie the tools to understand...


Early Years Teachers: Part 4 - On the fast track

Training to become an Early Years Teacher doesn't have to take an entire year. Charlotte Goddard meets...

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