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Latest News & Analysis

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Millions of families struggling to provide the 'basics'

More than two million children are living in households that have cut back on food or heating because of a real-term freeze to child benefits.

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Dramatic fall in children's centre funds, figures show

Children’s centre funding has dropped by more than 35 per cent since 2010, an analysis by Barnardo’s has revealed.

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Carole Edmond leaves Bright Horizons

Carole Edmond, managing director of Bright Horizons, has left the nursery group after six years in the role.

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Ex nursery boss banned from being a company director

A former chairman of one of the country’s largest nursery groups has been banned from acting as a company director for 12 years for creating false documents and attempting to defraud his construction company....

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Lack of support stops new fathers bonding with baby

A new study suggests first-time fathers are being held back from raising their children.


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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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Latest Management

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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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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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HR Update - Health problems

Employers can't ask prospective employees about their health, but many employers are in fact unknowingly...

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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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