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Childminder details published in breach of privacy by HMRC

Private details of a number of childminders, including home addresses, have been published in error on HMRC’s Childcare Service website.

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Cuts could leave Enfield with just one children's centre

The London Borough could be left with 'a single family hub', if council plans go ahead.

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Robert Goodwill named the new childcare minister

The new minister in the Department for Education is taking on responsibility for early years and childcare.

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OECD in 'schoolification' warning

Primary schools need to do more to be ready for children, rather than the other way round, says a new report from the OECD that examines the transition from early years to primary education.


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EYFS Best Practice in Schools - No pressure!

Rather than obsess over whether activities are free-flow, child-led and so on, teachers should consider if...

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EYFS Best Practice in Schools - Tense times

The approach to teaching literacy and maths in Reception is a key concern of teachers and EYFS leaders, explains...

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Enabling Environments: Collections - Tech wizards

Information and communication technology, when used correctly, can help teach high-level skills in the classroom,...

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EYFS Best Practice - Learning from Froebel… Intrinsic motivation

In the final part of this series, Professor Tina Bruce and Jane Dyke explore Froebel’s ideas about encouraging...

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EYFS Activities - Five things to do with… favourite stories

Children’s favourite books can be used to encourage imaginative play outdoors, finds Julie Mountain

 

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30 Hours, Part 8: Newham - Full to bursting

How are settings in the pilot area of Newham in London coping with the 30 hours entitlement? Charlotte...

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Market Round-Up - Property forecast

Mark Traynor of HRC law finds that the general election has had little impact so far on the rate of acquisitions...

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Inspection: Part 10 – Key Legislation - Rights of entry

Former inspector Debbie Alcock examines the legal powers underpinning an inspector’s legal right to enter...

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Children’s Services Update - Harm’s effects

One of the last pre-election moves was for the Children and Social Work Bill to become law. We are still...

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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.