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Liberal Democrats pledge to extend two-year-old offer to all families

The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to give all two-year-olds 15 hours of free childcare, if elected in 2015.


Children's charity calls for a 'ban on baby rooms' in nurseries

According to What about the Children (WATCh), the current room structure of most nurseries hinders the development of under-threes.


Government publishes childminder agency advice

The Department for Education has published a step-by-step guide to childminder agencies.


Charity urges schools to open for longer to support working parents

4Children has called for schools to stay open after lessons to help working parents.


Families face out-of-school childcare shortage

More than six in ten parents have had to change their working arrangements once their children start school, according to a new survey.


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A Unique Child: Safeguarding - Guiding lights

The introduction of multi-agency safeguarding hubs staffed by a pool of professionals is creating a joined-up,...


Positive Relationships: Home learning - One to one

Parents play a crucial role in helping children learn to communicate - but there is not a one-size-fits-all...


Learning & Development: Steiner Waldorf - Winning laurels

Laurel Farm Kindergarten makes the most of its rural setting for children to learn life skills and enrich...


A Unique Child: Well-being - All very well

A research project looking at well-being in the early years has underlined some important factors to consider...


Enabling Environments: Let's explore... breakfast.

The most important meal of the day can offer inspiration when looking at subjects like world cultures and...


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Recruitment: Part 4 - Picking the right candidate

In the final part of her series, early years expert Laura Henry looks at how to conclude the recruitment...


Play therapy - Teaching parents how to play

Filial therapy - child-centred play led by a parent at home - is soon to get its own 'hub' at one UK...


HR Update - Staff time means money

The increase to the national minimum wage could catch some nurseries out once all working time is included,...


Business Development - Global village

A forest school that mixes Reggio and Montessori approaches will receive 45 visitors from settings across...

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    17 July 2014

    ‘Early childhood education and care = a panacea in a world of social crises’ was a key theme of a lecture given earlier this week by Mathias Urban, professor of early childhood at the University of Roehampton....

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    05 June 2014

    Nursery nurse Jennifer Jakeman, from Birmingham, wrote to Nursery World looking for a pattern for babies’ crocheted shoes, which was printed in the magazine in December 1975.