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High cost of childcare stops London parents working

Parents in the capital are less likely to work than those in other areas of the country because of the high cost of childcare, according to a new report.


Professionals who ignore child abuse face jail

Teachers, social workers and council leaders could be sent to prison for five years if they fail to act on suspicions of child abuse.


Early years experts review the baselines

Two leading early years organisations are recommending that schools should not introduce the baseline.


Childcare minister hosts reception for the sector

Education and childcare minister Sam Gyimah invited guests from across the early years sector to a formal reception in London's Lancaster House yesterday.


Nursery school and children's centre chosen as a teaching school

Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre in Newham, led by Julian Grenier, has been selected to become a National Teaching School.


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A Unique Child: Inclusion - Full circle

The SEND Code of Practice seeks to refocus practitioners' efforts on making sure children and families are...


Enabling Environments: Bug Hotels - Room service

Making a bug hotel to protect insects during the winter can help children learn about the natural environment,...


Home learning - A parent's guide to ... bilingualism

More children now grow up with two or more languages, but how can you help them learn? Penny Tassoni offers...


Positive Relationships: Working with parents - Being secure

A framework for building parent-child attachments and so child resilience has been developed by a council...


Learning & Development: Cold Climates - Ice breakers

Children at a primary school in rural Derbyshire have been making the most of the weather to explore the...


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My Best course - Building up resilience

Resilience training helped 18 nursery managers become better leaders, says childcare charity chief Fiona...


Social media - Deciding on a direction

In the second instalment of her series on social media, expert Kate Tyler offers some pointers on how...


Business Models Part 6: Maintained sector - Back to school

In the final part of our series on business models, Hannah Crown looks at how schools are working the...


School Direct Early Years - Grow your own

The new School Direct programme is being used by nursery schools develop the next generation of talent....

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