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Family-owned nursery group opens third setting

A husband and wife team have opened their third nursery in a Grade II listed building in Leeds.

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Ofsted drops brought-forward complaints inspections

Ofsted has confirmed that it will no longer bring forward full inspections when a complaint is made against a provider.

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Apprenticeships get year's reprieve on GCSE entry requirement

A one-year stay of execution has been granted over maths and English GCSEs for apprentices.

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Prime Minister says grandparent carers get a 'raw deal'

The Prime Minister has suggested that grandparents who care for their grandchildren could be given the same rights as adoptive parents.

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Nursery brings in new manager after child Calpol overdose

A nursery judged inadequate by Ofsted after a child was given an overdose of Calpol has employed a new manager to turn it around.


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Enabling Environments: Collections - Follow the leader

The outdoors offers opportunities to get creative with role play. Nicole Weinstein suggests how practitioners...

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A Unique Child: Inclusion - In reverse

Children with and without disabilities are learning how to socialise together in a SEND centre welcoming...

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Learning & Development: Block Play - Grand designs

Requiring only simple materials, block play nevertheless gives children the power to bring imaginary worlds...

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Enabling Environments: Post-walking skills - On the hop

Hopping and skipping are challenging skills to master. Here, Dr Lala Manners looks at how they emerge and...

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Working Mum: Club rules

Lack of suitable out-of-school provision presents difficulties for parents forced to juggle responsibilities,...

 

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Latest Management

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HR Update - Staff time means money

The increase to the national minimum wage could catch some nurseries out once all working time is included,...

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My working life ... Playgroup manager

Gabriella Jozwiak hears about running a setting that is dismantled each day.

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Business Development - Global village

A forest school that mixes Reggio and Montessori approaches will receive 45 visitors from settings across...

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Recruitment: Part 3 - How to interview

In the third of a four-part recruitment series, Laura Henry offers guidance on taking an applicant through...

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  • The baby bombers

    17 July 2014

    ‘Early childhood education and care = a panacea in a world of social crises’ was a key theme of a lecture given earlier this week by Mathias Urban, professor of early childhood at the University of Roehampton....

  • Lost and found

    05 June 2014

    Nursery nurse Jennifer Jakeman, from Birmingham, wrote to Nursery World looking for a pattern for babies’ crocheted shoes, which was printed in the magazine in December 1975.