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Child abuse whistleblowing helpline launched

Nursery workers worried about abuse in their settings can call a new national whistleblowing helpline so that ‘nothing stands in the way’ of opportunities to protect children.

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Reception baseline providers slam unions' report

The providers of the Reception baseline assessment have hit back at a report commissioned by two teaching unions, which claims that the baseline is inaccurate and potentially damaging to children.

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Less than 8 per cent of teachers believe baseline assessment is ‘fair and accurate’

Teaching unions are calling on the Government to scrap the Reception baseline after a damning report has found that most primary school teachers find it unreliable and inaccurate.

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Save the Children’s ‘Den Day’ returns with Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig will be inviting children to transform their nurseries and classrooms into worlds of creative and crafty dens as part of Save the Children’s Den Day.

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Dolly Parton gives books to 5,000 more London children

Every child born in Southwark in 2016 will be eligible to receive a free book each month until their fifth birthday, thanks to country singer Dolly Parton.


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EYFS Best Practice - All about…British values

Experts and settings reveal how the values are being taught in theory and in practice. By Charlotte Goddard...

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Grow your own - Spring to action

Mary Llewellin has advice on February tasks for the fruit and vegetable garden

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - How I feel

Behaviour is an area of early years learning as important as any other. Annette Rawstrone finds out how some...

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STARTING POINTS: Part 2 - Cassius 8 months

Meeting the emotional and learning needs of the unique child

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A Unique Child: Health & Nutrition - Sugar craft

Thanks to Jamie Oliver, the WHO and the NHS, we are more aware of the need to cut sugar. By Mary Llewellin...

 

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EYFS Best Practice - All about…British values

Experts and settings reveal how the values are being taught in theory and in practice. By Charlotte Goddard...

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Prevent Strategy - Duty bound

What must settings do to comply with the Prevent duty to protect children from extremism? Charlotte Goddard...

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Early Years Pupil Premium: Part 5 - Paying lip service

Many settings are spending EYPP money on communication and language schemes. Charlotte Goddard reports...

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HR Update - Working on leave

HR expert Jacqui Mann sets out the rules on working during maternity, adoption or parental leave

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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.