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Teachers propose boycott of Reception baseline tests

The National Union of Teachers has moved to block Government plans to introduce new baseline assessments for children at the start of Reception.


Fathers working in City shun paternity leave

One in three fathers who work in the City took no paternity leave or failed to take their full two-week entitlement,shows new research.


Parents fight closure of children's centres

Eight children’s centres in Salford may be closed in a bid by the local council to make savings of over £1 million.


Busy Bees to open 224th nursery

Busy Bees, the UK’s largest nursery group, is to open a new setting in Reading at the end of the month.


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Enabling Environments: Collections - Boom, bang, boom

In the second instalment of a two-part series on pattern, Nicole Weinstein looks at language, movement and...


EYFS Best Practice: All about ... sleep

Getting enough sleep - and the right sort of sleep - is a crucial component for development. Natasha Kirkham...


Learning & Development: Two-year-olds - From within

A network of settings is using reflective practice to raise the quality of experiences of two-year-olds. Kate...


Learning & Development: Superhero Play - Superkids - the movie!

Superhero play has inspired the creation of a film at one London school. Meredith Jones Russell hears about...


Learning & Development: Physical Development - Winning out?

What impact do male practitioners have on the design and delivery of Physical Development? Dr Lala Manners...


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New Ofsted Inspection Framework: Part 4 - How to achieve strong, responsive leadership

In the concluding part of her series, Lena Engel examines what it takes to be an effective manager and...


My Best course - taking a fresh look at responsibilities

Nursery manager Angela Moore talks about a CPD session that sharpened her focus on child well-being....


Ambassadors for careers with children & young people - Time to talk it up

An 'ambassador' scheme aims to promote the sector and help employers attract bright employees.


Take twos - considering all the possibilities in schools

School provision for two-year-olds helps continue the expansion of free early education places for this...

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