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Government admits rules over apprentice GCSEs are 'complex and confusing'

Apprentices can now use GCSEs of any date to complete their course, while the rules have been ‘complex and confusing’, a Government body has admitted.


NDNA launches third annual workforce survey

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) wants to hear your views.


Funding for school book clubs to foster love of reading

Ministers want schools to set up book clubs and arrange library membership for all seven- and eight-year-olds to help boost children’s reading skills.


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.


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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...


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...


Enabling Environments: Bug Hotels - Room service

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


Positive Relationships: Working with parents - Being secure

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


Enabling Environments: Collections - Make it count

Well-chosen activities, heuristic play resources and a number-rich environment can help practitioners to...


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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...


Guide to Eye: part 9 - The Montessori method

Montessori has created an EYE course at Levels 3 and 4 - its first qualification to be regulated by...

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