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Nursery nurse 'struck off' for mistreatment of children

A Scottish nursery nurse who mistreated children in her care has been struck off the professional register.


Childcare business grants rise to £1,000 for nurseries

Childcare business grants will be doubled and extended to settings that have been running less than a year.


Colin Firth launches appeal for children who stammer

The charity Action for Stammering Children aims to raise £1.5m to provide specialist speech and language therapy.


Sam Gyimah launches £500,000 childcare social investment fund

Early years providers will be able to apply for a share of a new fund designed to encourage the corporate sector to invest in the childcare market.


Nicola Sturgeon commits to doubling funding for free places

Scotland’s first minister has pledged to double the amount of funding for free nursery places in the next parliament.


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Home learning - A parent's guide to ... bilingualism

More children now grow up with two or more languages, but how can you help them learn? Penny Tassoni offers...


A Unique Child: Inclusion - Full circle

The SEND Code of Practice seeks to refocus practitioners' efforts on making sure children and families are...


Enabling Environments: Collections - Make it count

Well-chosen activities, heuristic play resources and a number-rich environment can help practitioners to...


Positive Relationships: Working with parents - Being secure

A framework for building parent-child attachments and so child resilience has been developed by a council...


Enabling Environments: Bug Hotels - Room service

Making a bug hotel to protect insects during the winter can help children learn about the natural environment,...


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Social media - Deciding on a direction

In the second instalment of her series on social media, expert Kate Tyler offers some pointers on how...


Business Models Part 6: Maintained sector - Back to school

In the final part of our series on business models, Hannah Crown looks at how schools are working the...


My Best course - Building up resilience

Resilience training helped 18 nursery managers become better leaders, says childcare charity chief Fiona...


School Direct Early Years - Grow your own

The new School Direct programme is being used by nursery schools develop the next generation of talent....

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