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Grants of £5m on offer for teaching schools

Up to £5m of Government funding is available for teaching schools to share best practice with early years providers in the run-up to the introduction of the Early Years Pupil Premium.

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School provision plans see fresh wave of criticism

Early years organisations have renewed their call for the Government to abandon its drive for more schools to offer places for two-year-olds, in light of findings from the Department for Education’s...

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Study points way to children's five-a-day

New research shows that while school gardening initiatives do little to improve children’s fruit and vegetable intake, eating meals together as a family can significantly boost current levels of consumption....

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Sign up for Chatterbox Challenge 2015

I CAN, the children’s communication charity, has invited nursery and early years groups to register for a free fundraising pack for its annual event, the Chatterbox Challenge.

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Montessori launches new introductory online courses

Montessori Centre International is to launch two new distance-learning courses next month.


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Learning & Development: Early years pioneers - Burrhus Skinner

Some common teaching methods take their cues from behaviourist theory. Linda Pound looks at the work of one...

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EYFS Best Practice: All about ... SEND Code of Practice

The process for identifying and supporting those with special educational needs and disabilities has been...

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Working Mum - Pay as you go?

Quality of care is the most important consideration for nurseries, but management blunders put parents off,...

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Enabling Environments: Dens - Secret places

With a view to introducing den play at her school, Louise Nicholls carried out a research project looking...

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A Unique Child: Twins - At the double

Caring for twins requires a thoughtful approach, to ensure each child gets the best start in life. Meredith...

 

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Fee Payments - A word of advice

Why is it so important to have a good payments system in place? The National Day Nurseries Association...

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Guide to EYE: part 4 - An eye for a specialism

Gabriella Jozwiak explores Pearson's optional units for the Early Years Educator qualification, which...

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EYFS Best Practice: All about ... SEND Code of Practice

The process for identifying and supporting those with special educational needs and disabilities has...

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Working Mum - Pay as you go?

Quality of care is the most important consideration for nurseries, but management blunders put parents...

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