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A lack of consideration for others is seen as the root of many social problems - hence the key role of the early years in developing empathy in children.
Complaints about Ofsted inspections are nothing new, but in recent weeks, Nursery World has been inundated with emails, comments on our forum, and our Linkedin group, pointing to growing unrest and frustration with Ofsted's inspections regime.
Neil Leitch finds elements of practice to question on a visit to French nurseries
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Demand for the new Level 5 early years specialist qualification is high, according to one of the first training providers to offer the qualification.
Education secretary Michael Gove has approved 102 new free schools to open from next September, delivering around 50,000 new school places.
The largest teaching union has slammed the phonics reading check for six-year-olds as a 'waste of money', after Government research found that the majority of teachers found it had 'little or no impact' on children's reading and writing.
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Practitioners should work closely with parents of adopted children who will often have a history of upheaval and trauma, says Anne O'Connor.
Enrich a child's language skills by talking about books, say Claire Bates and Helen Roscoe, Suffolk County Council Early Years and Childcare Service
You can recreate a seaside experience by careful choice of resources, says Nicole Weinstein.
Common Threads' playwork programme PARS has been an inspiration for Hong Kong-based Yeung Utopia.
A project using lullabies to engage more fully with children and their families is demonstrating the power of music, reports Katy Morton.
James Hempsall describes how a social enterprise is seeking finance from local investors to purchase an additional site and create more places for two-year-olds.
With the ability to meet the needs of vulnerable children, Montessori believes it has a vital role to play in the Government's childcare agenda.
If you've decided to plough ahead with expanding your premises, make sure your essential services come highly recommended and you have a contingency plan for delays, advises Gayle Goshorn.
Creating a book corner gives children a dedicated space for reading and promotes language learning. Jean Evans explains.
28 February 2013
Beans here again! I’ll try not to rabbit on too much, but I was going to tell you about all the hopping mad things I got up to in February! (And a little bit about what’s been going on at Nursery World...
18 January 2013
Leading lights from the early years sector have been out in force at a succession of events this week – most planned on the assumption that, surely, the Government would have released its responses...