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Failure to report child abuse could become a criminal offence

Early years workers could be prosecuted if they fail to report their suspicions of child abuse or neglect to local authorities.


Settings unable to access 30 hours capital cash

Fears that settings won’t be able to access their fair share of Government grants to deliver the 30 hours have been raised after providers said they were unaware the cash existed.


MPs call for children's centres to be re-branded as 'family hubs'

Children’s centres should be renamed and rebranded as family hubs as a one-stop shop of support to deliver the Government’s life chances policy, according to a cross-party group of MPs.


Fears for early years review amid schools funding delay to 2018

Sector leaders have responded with dismay at news that the roll out of the new schools national funding formula will be delayed by a year.


Ofsted chief appointment confirmed

Amanda Spielman will be Ofsted’s next chief inspector, the Government has confirmed.


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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - In the acts

In an extract from her book on understanding children’s behaviour, Cath Hunter explains some of the underlying...


Enabling Environments: National Teaching Schools - Rich rewards

The deputy head at a nursery school in Manchester with NTS status tells Annette Rawstrone about its coljavascript:void(0)laborative...


EYFS Best Practice - All about…beach schools

Four beach schools (and one river school) tell Nicole Weinstein about their exciting activities


A Unique Child: Grow Your Own - Time to start harvesting?

Despite disappointing June weather, some crops should be ready to harvest right now, says Mary Llewellin


A Unique Child: Health & Nutrition - Al fresco

Food tastes better when you cook and eat it outside. Mary Llewellin offers some useful tips


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Training Today: Apprenticeships - Time to move forward again

From the new standards to latest developments on GCSEs and funding, we have compiled a roundup of the...


Training Today: Continuing Professional Development - DIY training

In these budget-straitened times, finding quality training for free and sharing it among colleagues are...


HR Update - Exit strategy

Jacqui Mann, our resident HR expert, discusses the value of exit interviews


Costs: Part 2 – Wages - Living standard

In the second part of our series explaining recent financial changes to hit the sector, Hannah Crown...

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    14 October 2015

    In parts of Finland, staff working in state-funded nursery settings have been told they must use adult-sized furniture. According to one manager, working in an EYFS nursery in Helsinki, the reason...

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    The final part of the Nursery World early years trip to Finland and Sweden was spent in the lovely city of Stockholm.