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More time with mum 'best for children’s development'

A new study suggests the amount of time mothers spend with their children has a ‘noticeable influence’ on their early development.


Call to remove asbestos from all schools

The Government is being pressured to do more to protect children and teaching staff from exposure to asbestos in schools.


Mother's premature baby campaign reaches House of Commons

A petition to extend maternity leave for mothers of the around 60,000 babies born prematurely in the UK each year, has been signed by more than 120,000 people and could lead to a change in the law.


More Scottish children in early years settings

The number of children registered with early learning and childcare services in Scotland has increased for the second year running.


Early years funding: minimum rate 'still not enough'

Concerns have been raised by the early years sector that even with the increase in funding rates, many settings won’t be able to deliver 30 hours of free childcare sustainably.


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STARTING POINTS: PART 12 - Learning about child development

Meeting the emotional and learning needs of the unique child.


Working Mum - Making friends

Her daughter struggling to make friends at school was a major worry for Working Mum, until her teacher found...


Early Years Pioneers - Johann Pestalozzi

In this instalment of her series on groundbreaking thinkers in the early years, Linda Pound discusses Swiss...


A Unique Child: Inclusion - First place

The revamped Mencap Children’s Centre in Northern Ireland provides a range of essential specialist learning...


Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Champion

Speech and language strategy Time to Talk is improving children’s communication skills in Warwickshire, finds...


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Costs: Part 7 – On budget

In the latest part of her series on managing costs, Karen Faux explores how settings can get to grips...


Learning & Development: Inspections - Beyond Ofsted

A positive inspection is vital, but so too are other measures of effective provision. By Dr Julian Grenier...


Join the fight against fat

With the Government’s obesity strategy leaving much to be desired, early years managers may have to take...


Nursery Chains: Business - Good buys

Confidence in the childcare market appears to be strong, and even growing, with a number of acquisitions...

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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.