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Risk of school starting age at two, report warns

Some primary schools’ practice of giving priority places to children who have attended their nurseries, means that children are effectively starting school at two, the children’s commissioner has warned....


Number of people using food banks almost triples in a year

A food bank charity has revealed that more than 900,000 people used its food banks in the last year.


Longer school days risk 'eroding childhood', says teaching union

Teachers have warned that extended school days and longer terms are detrimental to children.


Treetops Nurseries buys the Happy Child group

Treetops Nurseries has acquired the Happy Child nursery group of 15 settings.


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Learning & Development: Communication - Manor Park talks

A children's centre in London has been working with its families,the local community and other providers to...


Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Character building

In the first of a four-part series on planning your outdoor area,Julie Mountain introduces the '7Cs' approach...


Home Learning Practitioners: How to count

Giving parents step-by-step information about how the concept of number is developed can encourage them to...


Home Learning Activities: Counting

Counting is important for learning mathematics.


A Unique Child: Dental Health - Smile!

Spread the word next month about the importance of good oral health and hygiene


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HR Update - Time to tighten up on absence

How can nurseries make sure they don't lose out as the Government phases out compensation to employers...


Early Years Teacher: Standard 7 - Sharpen your focus on children's welfare

Karen Hart investigates Standard 7 in detail, considering the ways in which Early Years Teachers should...


Business Development - An outstanding operation

Strong leadership and support for staff have been key for one 'outstanding' nursery.


Early Years Teacher Status Diary – GPP Assessments are complete!

Chichister University’s Nikki Fairchild reports on how existing students are progressing and on how the...

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