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High Court rules benefit cap unlawfully discriminates against lone parents with young children

The High Court has ruled today that the application of the benefit cap to lone parents with children under two is unlawful because it discriminates both against the children and their parents.


More children’s centres at risk of closure

The future of more than 90 children’s centres across three local authority areas hangs in the balance as councils look to make savings to their budgets.


Queen’s Speech 2017: Free school meals to stay

The Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to axe universal infant free school meals was omitted from the Queen’s speech, as were proposals to build new grammar schools.


Grenfell Nursery appealing for donations

The nursery based in Grenfell Tower that was destroyed in last week’s fire is looking for monetary donations to purchase new resources and equipment.


International study calls for more early years funding to close the gap

The OECD has welcomed the expansion of 30 hours of funded childcare but urged governments to do more to improve access to quality provision for disadvantaged children.


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Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Speak up

How targeted intervention at one setting in Newark-on-Trent is bringing children struggling with speech,...


Home Learning: A parent’s guide to… early science

Tips for encouraging children’s inquisitiveness, by Penny Tassoni


Enabling Environments: Mathematics - Good eggs

In this book extract, we discover how small-world play, using all types of resources, is an excellent way...


EYFS Best Practice: All about… air pollution

What can settings do to protect their children from increasing air pollution, asks Charlotte Goddard


A Unique Child: Narcissism - Why me, me, me?

The label ‘narcissist’ is now part of everyday language, but what does it really mean, and how does it relate...


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30 Hours: Management - A tangled web

What do childcare providers need to know when it comes to helping parents with the 30-hours computer...


Childcare Counsel

Our resident employment lawyer, Caroline Robins, principal associate solicitor at Eversheds Sutherland,...


Management - Darwin’s lessons

A little knowledge of some evolutionary principles can help settings face up to the challenges ahead,...


Ethics - Do the right thing

How can practitioners approach difficult situations in a truly ethical way? Carla Solvason reports

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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.