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Grandparents could share parental leave under a Labour government

Labour would consult on allowing parents to transfer unpaid parental leave to grandparents.

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Nursery chain offers 'babble to chatter' scheme

The UK’s largest nursery group Busy Bees has launched a new training programme to help practitioners to develop children’s early language skills.

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Conservatives have created a 'primary place crisis', says Labour

Hundreds of thousands of primary school children are in ‘supersize’ classes of more than 30 pupils, according to figures from Labour.

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Education the focus of the Lib Dem manifesto

Every two-year-old would be offered a childcare place, the Liberal Democrats have pledged. UKIP also released its manifesto today.

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Conservatives pledge to double free childcare hours

A Conservative Government would increase free early education for three- and four-year-olds to 30 hours a week and boost hourly rates paid to providers.


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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - All mine?

In part four of her series on the behaviour of two-year-olds, Julia Manning-Morton looks at possession and...

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Enabling Environments: We're exploring ... Space

Eastfield Academy Nursery in Northampton got the children making aliens, a rocket and even the moon after...

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A Unique Child: Health & Nutrition - Waste not

Cutting food waste is important both ethically and environmentally. Mary Llewellin explains how.

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A Unique Child: Inclusion - As I see it

Empathy for the parents of children with special educational needs is central to inclusive practice, as Kay...

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Working Mum - Flights of fancy

Dressing-up and theme days too often seem like hard homework for parents with little gain for the children,...

 

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HR Update - Employment rules update

This year, 5 April brings not only Easter eggs but changes in employment law - in particular, the introduction...

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Continuing professional development - Learning to talk the talk

A programme to train early years practitioners and parents in language development has been improving...

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Early Years Teachers: Part 1 - Rocks to Reception

In the first of a six-part series on Early Years Teacher training options, Charlotte Goddard tracks...

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Nursery Management: Qualifications - Recruitment quagmire

An awarding body, training providers, colleges and nursery owners are united in their opinion that new...

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