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  • Nursery World special edition: Health and Well-Being

    Don't miss the new issue of Nursery World, devoted to young children's health and well-being, out on Monday 14 July

  • Healthy Living: Well, well!

    Setting children on the path to a healthy life should start with supporting their well-being and capitalise on their instincts, imagination and freedom to choose. By Pat Gordon-Smith

  • Childhood Obesity: Swing into action

    Are we getting any closer to understanding childhood obesity? And what should early years practitioners be doing to help prevent it? Professor Pinki Sahota offers expert advice.

  • Dental Health: Brush up!

    Despite improvements, dental health problems among children are still a reality. Meredith Jones Russell looks at what is being done.

Latest News & Analysis

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Concern over change to school admission rules for 'pupil premium' children

Disadvantaged children who attend a nursery attached to a primary could be given priority over a place at the school, under Government proposals.

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Survey reveals extent of budget cuts to children's centres

More than £82m has been cut from children’s centre budgets, according to figures from public sector union Unison.

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Sam Gyimah responsible for childcare and early years

Sam Gyimah, the new parliamentary under secretary of state for education, has been given responsibility for childcare and early years.

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Take-up of Flying Start scheme up by a third

Major expansion of the Flying Start scheme in Wales so far has taken place during the last 12 months, latest figures show.

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Parents forced to take time off work because of holiday childcare shortage

Nearly one in five parents has taken sick leave to care for their child because of a lack of available holiday childcare.


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Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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Mental health: Service cuts hit mothers and babies

Austerity measures are having a knock-on effect on the provision of mental health services around the UK....

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Immunisation: On the safe side

Health and childcare professionals are encouraged to play an active role in increasing the uptake of immunisations....

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Family Health: Dear Parent

In a letter to all parents of young children, Dr Raj Thakkar offers some guidance on both common and more...

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Physical Development: Hang on

Have you ever asked young children what they think about physical development? Dr Lala Manners did - with...

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Children with Medical Needs: Supporting ... Oscar

Attending to health is but one small part of supporting a child with complex medical needs in nursery. Ruth...

 

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Integrated Working: Hand in hand

New initiatives are bringing together expertise from the health service, early years sector and care...

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Training: Courses of action

The current crop of training programmes covers a broad range of topics related to health. Hannah Crown...

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Business Development - Take a slice of village life

A family members' club is offering something fresh for both parents and children.

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HR Update - Capability concerns

If you are worried about an employee's ability to do the job, you need to think capability - not disciplinary...

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  • The baby bombers

    17 July 2014

    ‘Early childhood education and care = a panacea in a world of social crises’ was a key theme of a lecture given earlier this week by Mathias Urban, professor of early childhood at the University of Roehampton....

  • Lost and found

    05 June 2014

    Nursery nurse Jennifer Jakeman, from Birmingham, wrote to Nursery World looking for a pattern for babies’ crocheted shoes, which was printed in the magazine in December 1975.