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  • Latest edition of Nursery Management: out now

    Don't miss Nursery Management, just published with the 18 September issue of Nursery World, and including exclusive analysis of parents winning and losing from the 30 hours.

  • Learning & Development: Music: Part 1 - Tuned in

    Music is important in its own right in promoting young children’s cognitive development, well-being and enjoyment, says Linda Pound in the first of a series about how music can support early learning

  • Positive Relationships: Behaviour - In the moment

    Dealing with conflict is an important life skill, so practitioners must weigh up when to step in and provide a solution – and when to let the children sort it out for themselves, explains Nicola Watson...

  • EYFS Best Practice in Schools - Clear cut?

    With school budgets getting close to breaking point, head teachers are resorting to desperate measures to keep their schools and nursery classes afloat. Nicole Weinstein reports

Latest News & Analysis

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Charity campaign highlights 'invisible role' of kinship carers

For every school or nursery in the UK, there are eight children being raised by grandparents, family or friends because their parents are unable to take care of them.

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'We are family': Nurseries celebrate the diversity of family life

A new week of free activities has been developed to encourage early years settings to celebrate families.

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Ratios made more flexible for childminders with 30-hours children

Childminders may be able to operate outside ratios if they are providing wraparound care for children taking up the 30 hours.

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Take our packed lunch survey

An uninspiring white bread sandwich, a packet of crisps, and a fizzy drink conjure up a rather depressing image. But is this what a typical packed lunch looks like for nursery-age children?

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Bilingual Mandarin-English nursery opens second site

Hatching Dragons has opened its second setting in Twickenham, with plans to expand in the London area.


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Find out about new business opportunities and notifications in early years and childcare

 

Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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A Unique Child: Nutrition - Pack it in?

As packed lunches look set to become more common, Dr Patricia Lucas assesses their quality and launches a...

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EYFS Best Practice in Schools - Clear cut?

With school budgets getting close to breaking point, head teachers are resorting to desperate measures to...

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EYFS Activities - Five things to do with… a blank canvas

How to plan a new use for an outdoor space. By Julie Mountain

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EYFS Activities: Essential experiences... nature

What are the best ways to encourage children’s inherent interest in nature? Penny Tassoni offers some tips...

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Learning & Development: Music: Part 1 - Tuned in

Music is important in its own right in promoting young children’s cognitive development, well-being and enjoyment,...

 

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Latest Management

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Nursery Management: 30 Hours: Exclusive - A golden ticket?

We know the 30 hours represents a significant saving for some parents, but is this the case for all?...

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Nursery Management: 30 Hours - Do you agree?

The conditions governing delivery of the 30 hours are being set out in local agreements up and down the...

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Nursery Management: Staff - Guide them in

A well-structured staff induction programme goes a long way to helping retain employees and brings huge...

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Nursery Management: Policies - ‘Run, hide, tell’

In the wake of the recent spate of terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, some settings are revising...

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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.