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UK among the worst in Europe for ‘decently-paid’ maternity leave

Mothers in the UK get one of the lowest amounts of ‘decently-paid’ maternity leave in Europe, according to new analysis by the federation of trade unions the TUC.

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Scotland's Blueprint for 2020 sets out early years and childcare plans

A model for free early education and childcare that involves funding following the child and the Living Wage for private nursery staff are included in the plans.

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Fair funding campaign extended to parents

A campaign calling for fair future funding of early years places has been extended to include parents, with the aim of strengthening the sector's voice.

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Cross-party MPs join together to debate ‘social mobility crisis’

Nick Clegg, Nicky Morgan and Lucy Powell have joined forces to warn that despite measures by successive governments, Britain faces a social mobility crisis.

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Less than half of mothers breastfeed after two months

A survey of 500 new mothers reveals that while almost three-quarters start breastfeeding, less than half continue to do so six-to eight weeks later.


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Positive Relationships: Parenting Programmes - Strongest link

Early intervention programmes are finding greater success by engaging both parents, rather than just mothers,...

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Enabling Environments: Collections - To infinity!

A well-informed practitioner can save the day when children engage in superhero play, reports Nicole Weinstein...

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EYFS Best Practice: Learning from Froebel… Nature

Professor Tina Bruce examines the place of ‘Nature in learning’, while Jane Dyke explains how this is being...

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EYFS Activities: We’ve explored… birds

A fake crow inspired children at one setting to investigate real birds, nests and eggs, writes Annette Rawstrone...

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EYFS Activities: Essential experiences… music

Bringing music to a setting or the home can only be good for children, explains Penny Tassoni

 

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30 Hours, Part 5: York - Collective action

York’s pilot was hit when providers refused to take part. What is happening now the rate has been raised,...

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Nursery Management: Schools Forums - Team spirit

What are schools forums and why do they matter? With funding set to take on an extra dimension from September...

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Nursery Management: Closing the Gap - Bridge building

Why are some councils tackling the attainment gap in the early years between disadvantaged children and...

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Nursery Management: 30 Hours: Business Support - Stretch marks

What next for those who won capital funding to extend their settings before September? – and for the...

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  • Is adult furniture child's play?

    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...

  • Sunshine and Skolverket in Stockholm

    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.