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Ofsted unveils childminder agency handbook

Ofsted has published its new Childminder agency handbook, along with the application forms that people will need if they wish to apply to become an agency.


Nursery owner expands business with new setting

A North Staffordshire nursery owner is to open a third setting next month to meet increased demand.


Council budgets plugging a £1bn 'black hole' in school place funding

Councils are using money earmarked for other projects to fund a £1bn shortfall in Government funding for new school places, a survey shows.


Liberal Democrats pledge to triple pupil premium in early years

The Liberal Democrats would raise the pupil premium for nursery-age children to £1,000 a year, under plans released as part of the party’s election manifesto.


Apprenticeship trailblazer members walk out

Three members of the Government's 'trailblazer' group for early years apprenticeships have left and been replaced, amid complaints the employers' group 'lacked democracy'.


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A Unique Child: Safeguarding - Guiding lights

The introduction of multi-agency safeguarding hubs staffed by a pool of professionals is creating a joined-up,...


Enabling Environments: Let's explore... breakfast.

The most important meal of the day can offer inspiration when looking at subjects like world cultures and...


Home learning - Activities:Talking out and about

Going out of the home can really help boost your child's language. New experiences provide opportunities...


Learning & Development: Steiner Waldorf - Winning laurels

Laurel Farm Kindergarten makes the most of its rural setting for children to learn life skills and enrich...


Positive Relationships: Home learning - One to one

Parents play a crucial role in helping children learn to communicate - but there is not a one-size-fits-all...


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Play therapy - Teaching parents how to play

Filial therapy - child-centred play led by a parent at home - is soon to get its own 'hub' at one UK...


Recruitment: Part 4 - Picking the right candidate

In the final part of her series, early years expert Laura Henry looks at how to conclude the recruitment...


Business Development - Global village

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


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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    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....

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    05 June 2014

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