top Early Years & Nursery Stories

RSS feed

Latest News & Analysis


Irish childcare settings will be inspected on their quality of education

Childcare settings in Ireland will be subject to education-focused inspections from next year.


Call for children to be given vitamin D as cases of rickets triple

Experts are urging parents to give their children daily doses of Vitamin D, as research shows a lack of awareness of its benefits.


Nursery group acquires eighth setting

Mace Montessori Schools has expanded its portfolio of London nurseries by becoming the new operator of Fortune Green nursery in north-west London.


MP named as patron of books' scheme for children in care

Alan Johnson MP is the new patron for children’s book reading club Letterbox.


Osborne looks to extend Childcare Business Grant

Chancellor George Osborne is considering boosting the Childcare Business Grant scheme by £2m as part of a drive to increase female employment.


Find out about new business opportunities and notifications in early years and childcare


Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice


EYFS Best Practice: All about ... neuroscience and the infant brain

What can we learn from research on early brain development? David Whitebread and Lysandra Sinclaire-Harding...


Enabling Environments: Collections - At the wheel

Wheeled toys such as trikes, bikes and scooters aren't just good fun - they also provide developmental benefits....


A Unique Child: Inclusion - Special friends

Dolls with their own personas and life stories are being used by some practitioners to help raise issues...


Enabling Environments: Autumn - Natural tools

A playgroup in Surrey has been making use of the resources provided by autumn to inspire learning opportunities....


Home learning: Activities for parents -Singing

Penny Tassoni has great ideas for singing at home


Order Nursery World training DVDs

Latest Management


Nursery Food: Outside caterers - To order?

Making a decision on whether to outsource food provision can be a complex business. Ruth Stokes looks...


Nursery Food: Award winner - Top table

Snapdragons Keynsham is influencing children, practitioners and parents in the way they eat. Ruth Thomson...


Business models: Part 2 - Private company - Great and small

Private businesses can come in a variety of shapes and sizes - and can be ethical, too. Hannah Crown...


My Best course - Rating the environment

A course using the US-devised Environment Rating Scales for quality prompted Priya Dhanda, deputy manager...

Sign up for a free trial subscription to Nursery World
Get the latest childcare & nursery news by email

Latest From The Blog

  • Hello Helsinki!

    27 October 2014

    The Nursery World early years trip to Finland and Sweden has proved to be a huge draw, with 30 travellers from all over England, Scotland, Wales and even Cuba, from nurseries, schools, pre-schools and childminding, all keen to see some of the highly rated Scandinavian services.

  • China - 'Village’ life

    11 September 2014

    Ruth Thomson and the group on our early years tour of China reach the rural areas