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'Thousands of children' in Scotland unable to take up their free place

Parents in Scotland have delivered a survey to the First Minister claiming that thousands of children are missing out on their free nursery place.

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Smoking puts nearly half a million children into poverty in the UK

Around 400,000 children are being pushed into poverty because of their parents’ smoking habit, according to a new study.

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Nursery World Awards entry - one day to go!

Don't forget - the deadline for the Nursery World Awards 2015 is tomorrow 31 May.

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The Queen's Speech 2015: 30 hours of childcare and powers to improve schools

The Queen has reiterated the Government’s commitment to extending free childcare and improving ‘failing’ schools.

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New resources aim to cut children's emergency hospital visits for asthma

The British Lung Foundation has stressed the importance of age-appropriate information to cut the rising rates of emergency hospital admissions for childhood asthma.


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Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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Nursery Equipment: Outdoors - Cover all bases

With nurseries spending an increasing amount of time outside, many are investing in outdoor structures bringing...

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Nursery Equipment: Creativity - Space and time

In Scotland, creativity is now at the heart of early years education. Annette Rawstrone assesses its capacity...

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Nursery Equipment: Block Play - Wall to wall

Some settings are making blocks an important part of their provision - and opening up new opportunities for...

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Nursery Equipment: Role Play - Getting real

Role play is becoming more flexible, with settings embracing approaches that create more authentic experiences...

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Nursery Equipment: Communication & Language - So to speak

Use targeted resources that are meaningful to children to get them talking, says Judith Stevens.

 

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Social media - In safe hands

A safeguarding strategy for your online activity is vital for protecting the children in your care....

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Staff retention: Part 3 - We're engaged

'Employee engagement' is management jargon, but it can do a lot of good for both your business and your...

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Leading the way in micromanagement

Micro nurseries, tiny settings offering better than the statutory ratios, are on the increase.

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Early Years Teachers: Part 2 - To India and back

In her second article on Early Years Teacher training options, Charlotte Goddard looks at how working...

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