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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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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...

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Enabling Environments: Collections - At the wheel

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

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A Unique Child: Inclusion - Special friends

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

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Enabling Environments: Autumn - Natural tools

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

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Home learning: Activities for parents -Singing

Penny Tassoni has great ideas for singing at home

 

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Nursery Food: Outside caterers - To order?

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

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Nursery Food: Award winner - Top table

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

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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...

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My Best course - Rating the environment

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

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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