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Schools chosen as twos 'champions'

More than half the schools that took part in the two-year-old trial have been chosen to act as ‘champions’ for providing funded nursery places.

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Families award Government a C grade for family-friendly policies

Ministers have been told they ‘could do better’ by UK parents.

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Guidance on Ebola issued for early years settings

Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice for childcare settings on how to detect if a child might have the Ebola virus.

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Early education places 'no long-term benefit' on children's development

A new study suggests free early education places have little impact on children’s long-term attainment.

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Schools encouraged to work with PVI nurseries on childcare

The Government wants to see schools ‘team up’ with private voluntary and independent (PVI) nurseries to offer flexible childcare provision.


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Enabling Environments: Autumn - Natural tools

A playgroup in Surrey has been making use of the resources provided by autumn to inspire learning opportunities....

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Home learning: Activities for parents -Singing

Penny Tassoni has great ideas for singing at home

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A Unique Child: Inclusion - Special friends

Dolls with their own personas and life stories are being used by some practitioners to help raise issues...

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Enabling Environments: Collections - At the wheel

Wheeled toys such as trikes, bikes and scooters aren't just good fun - they also provide developmental benefits....

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Positive Relationships: Song times

Singing is a powerful form of communication, and one that both practitioners and parents of all musical abilities...

 

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Nursery Food: Award winner - Top table

Snapdragons Keynsham is influencing children, practitioners and parents in the way they eat. Ruth Thomson...

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Nursery Food: Outside caterers - To order?

Making a decision on whether to outsource food provision can be a complex business. Ruth Stokes looks...

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Nursery Food: School meals - Free for all

The recent expansion of free school meals has presented difficulties for many, but schools are finding...

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Health in the workplace - Painful work?

Knee pain affects a quarter of adults aged 50 and over, so how do older practitioners cope with a job...

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