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Ratios - Employment of graduates does not lend itself to higher ratios, research suggests

New research by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) demonstrates that for most settings the employment of graduate staff does not lend itself to increased child:adult ratios.


New Ofsted Inspection Framework: Part 4 - How to achieve strong, responsive leadership

In the concluding part of her series, Lena Engel examines what it takes to be an effective manager and an inspiring leader.


Exclusive: Ofsted - Data delay exposed

An investigation by the Pre-school Learning Alliance has revealed that data on more than 400 early years inspections was omitted from quarterly statistics published by Ofsted last year due to delays...


The big picture: Our China tour

The Nursery World tour of China has seen our group of nursery owners, pre-school managers, EYPs, nursery heads and early years consultants experience an amazing mix of professional visits and sightseeing....


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EYFS Best Practice: All about ... sleep

Getting enough sleep - and the right sort of sleep - is a crucial component for development. Natasha Kirkham...


Learning & Development: Physical Development - Winning out?

What impact do male practitioners have on the design and delivery of Physical Development? Dr Lala Manners...


Enabling Environments: Collections - Boom, bang, boom

In the second instalment of a two-part series on pattern, Nicole Weinstein looks at language, movement and...


Learning & Development: Two-year-olds - From within

A network of settings is using reflective practice to raise the quality of experiences of two-year-olds. Kate...


Learning & Development: Superhero Play - Superkids - the movie!

Superhero play has inspired the creation of a film at one London school. Meredith Jones Russell hears about...


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Ambassadors for careers with children & young people - Time to talk it up

An 'ambassador' scheme aims to promote the sector and help employers attract bright employees.


Take twos - considering all the possibilities in schools

School provision for two-year-olds helps continue the expansion of free early education places for this...


My Best course - taking a fresh look at responsibilities

Nursery manager Angela Moore talks about a CPD session that sharpened her focus on child well-being....


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...

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  • 4,000 miles later...

    20 April 2014

    We've travelled far and seen even more on the Nursery World early years tour of China.

  • Terracotta Warriors

    17 April 2014

    We took a step back in time flying from Beijing to Xi'an, an ancient city that has thick, 600-year-old walls that we cycled round.