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Teachers propose boycott of Reception baseline tests

The National Union of Teachers has moved to block Government plans to introduce new baseline assessments for children at the start of Reception.

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Fathers working in City shun paternity leave

One in three fathers who work in the City took no paternity leave or failed to take their full two-week entitlement,shows new research.

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Parents fight closure of children's centres

Eight children’s centres in Salford may be closed in a bid by the local council to make savings of over £1 million.

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Busy Bees to open 224th nursery

Busy Bees, the UK’s largest nursery group, is to open a new setting in Reading at the end of the month.


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Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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Enabling Environments: Collections - Boom, bang, boom

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

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - Easy does it

Some two-year-olds may have difficulty settling in, but taking steps to review your process and working more...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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....

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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.

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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...

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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.