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£1.5m investment to expand early years workforce

The first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced £1.5m in funding to train more teachers and graduates for nurseries in deprived areas in Scotland.

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More detail on £50m development pot for 30 hours

Just under 200 nurseries, pre-schools and schools in England will share £50m in Government funding to build, expand and refurbish premises ahead of the 30-hour offer.

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Overseas investors turn UK nurseries into hot property

Foreign investors are increasingly seeking out the ‘gold standard’ of British nurseries, property experts have said.

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Scottish sector warns of funding gap

The early years sector has warned that expanding the free entitlement in Scotland from 600 to 1,140 hours per year by 2020 will only work with adequate funding and resources.

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The Big Picture - Joining in

Imagine Children’s Festival is at Southbank Centre in London for 11 days this February half-term. From 9-19 February, children can hear some of their favourite authors, join in with performances and explore...


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Positive Relationships: Working With Parents - On message

It’s important to get parents to support their children’s schematic behaviour, explains Helen Petrie

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Enabling Environments: Collections - For real

Nicole Weinstein explores how settings can resource effectively for ‘people who help us’ role play

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Early Years in School: Teaching Assistants - Side by side

Three schools are making the most of their teaching assistants, discovers Charlotte Goddard

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Early Years in School: Inclusion - Value added

A global rights perspective can make British Values more meaningful, finds Annette Rawstrone

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EYFS Best Practice - Learning from Froebel… the Gifts

In part one of their new series, Professor Tina Bruce explores ‘the Gifts’ and the theory behind them, while...

 

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Early Years in School: Teaching Assistants - Side by side

Three schools are making the most of their teaching assistants, discovers Charlotte Goddard

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Inspection: Part 5 - Disqualifications - Handling information

Debbie Alcock completes her mini-series on disqualifications by discussing how to handle negative information...

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30 Hours, Part 3: Staffordshire - Reaching out

Pilot area Staffordshire is liaising with local employers to find parents eligible for the funded hours,...

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Children’s services update - Care for all

Throughout my career as a social worker, my interest in the welfare of young children has been focused...

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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.