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Holiday childcare costs rise by 51 per cent since 2010

The price of holiday childcare has more than doubled since 2010, according to an analysis by Labour.

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Families fight children's centre closures

Children’s centre leaders and campaigners in Sutton Coldfield say they are worried that services for vulnerable families are at risk.

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Time spent in early years settings leads to better-paid jobs

New evidence on the potential value for money of early education and childcare (ECEC) to the individual and society has emerged.

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SEED: Report reveals benefits of ECEC at age three

Nursery World sums up the key findings of the latest research from the Study of Early Education and Development.

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Analysis: 30 hours pilot study predicts success but flags up 'risks'

Following the publication of the evaluation of the 30-hour pilots, we take an in-depth look at the findings.


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Positive Relationships: Working With Parents - Day by day

Parents and Children Together (PACT), a new parent-delivered teaching programme, has led to gains in children’s...

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Enabling Environments: Collections - Bake off!

Cooking with children is a great way to educate them about the science of food, finds Nicole Weinstein in...

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EYFS Activities - Five things to do with… crates

Provide plenty of crates and they can be used in a variety of creative ways. By Julie Mountain

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EYFS Activities - We’ve explored… rain

Children at one setting have been finding out about the water cycle, including rain. By Annette Rawstrone...

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EYFS Activities: Essential experiences… washing

Emotional development and independence are just some of the benefits of washing activities for children, explains...

 

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30 Hours, Part 9: Tower Hamlets - Reaching out

Tower Hamlets, which has extremely high levels of deprivation, has one of the highest Government hourly...

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Inspection: Part 11 – Before the Visit - Be prepared

Settings should carry out a number of tasks before an inspection, explains former inspector Debbie Alcock,...

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Joined-up thinking

For the past four years, Sandra Campbell has headed up a federation of two London nursery schools and...

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Market Round-Up - Property forecast

June was busy for Busy Bees, as Mark Traynor discovers

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  • Is adult furniture child's play?

    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...

  • Sunshine and Skolverket in Stockholm

    05 November 2014

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