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See early years education in Finland and Sweden

Nursery World and Master Travel invite you on a professional study tour to two countries with a reputation for innovative early years policy and practice.


Campaign aims to end early years funding shortfalls

Early years funding rates have failed to keep pace with inflation in three-quarters of local authorities in England over the past five years, according to analysis by the Pre-school Learning Alliance....


Council U-turn over controversial nappy collection rules

Anglesey council has reversed plans to restrict nappy collection services to families with children under the age of three.


Pen Green opens satellite nursery under new trust

Pen Green Children’s Centre has taken over the management of a neighbouring children’s centre and is opening its first satellite nursery next month, while forming a new Community Interest Company.


Labour to set up new early years taskforce

Today at the Labour party conference in Liverpool, Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, has launched a childcare taskforce to ‘transform early years provision’ for every family in...


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Nursery Management: Childminders - Space invaders

Children’s centres provide childminders and parents with a crucial place to meet and access services, but...


Home Learning - A parent’s guide to… social skills

From empathising with others’ feelings and needs to winning and losing games gracefully, Penny Tassoni provides...


A Unique Child: Transgender - Fluid thinking

Recent transgender stories in the media show the extent to which notions of gender are becoming blurred. Caroline...


A Unique Child: Inclusion - A capital idea

Funding from the Early Years Pupil Premium led to a Natural Explorers project in Hackney that benefited the...


Grow Your Own - Pick, taste and cook

It’s time to plant your overwintering fruit and vegetables and do some housekeeping, says Mary Llewellin


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Leadership: Part 3 - Everyone knows

Leaders must enable a sharing of vision among their team, as well as reflection, argue Verity Campbell-Barr...


Inspection: Safeguarding

In the first of a new series on Ofsted inspections, ex-inspector and consultant Debbie Alcock gives a...


Nursery Management: Mealtimes - World fare

The food that children eat in the early years shapes their habits for life. Charlotte Goddard takes a...


Nursery Management: Sector Representation - Speaking up

Given the recruitment crisis, free entitlement and apprenticeship funding challenges, there is a lot...

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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.