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New after school clubs policy criticised as 'wishy-washy'

After-school service representatives have slammed the quality of the Government’s attempt to improve wraparound and holiday provision as ‘incorrect, ill-informed and wishy-washy’.

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York nurseries win rise to 30-hour childcare pilot funding

Nurseries and childminders in York have won their battle for more Government funding for the 30 hours’ childcare pilot.

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30 hours childcare risks widening the gap in the early years

Better-off families are set to benefit from 30 hour childcare at the expense of poorer families, warns a new analysis by think tank CentreForum.

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Underfunding: Chain restricts funded-only 15-hour places

A nursery chain which has defended a ‘general extras’ charge as necessary to subsidise government-funded places has published a new policy to help get around the problem.

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Study: Controlled baby crying sleep method is 'no stress'

Researchers are hoping they have put anxieties over baby sleep training to bed for good – after a study found the controversial method has no impact on stress hormones or bonding.


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Nursery Equipment: Introduction - New directions

A cross-section of early years consultants and nursery equipment suppliers tell Nicole Weinstein about the...

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Enabling Environments: Transitions - By the book

Special books – designed to help nursery children make the move to a new room or Reception – are child-led,...

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Nursery Equipment: Two-Year-Olds - All sorted

Variety is key when it comes to resources for two-year-olds, as is catering for different levels of development...

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EYFS Activities - Let’s explore… computational thinking

Children can be introduced to the basics of coding at a very young age, says Marianne Sargent

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Nursery Equipment: Flexibility - Full of possibility

Open-ended resources allow children to explore their imaginations. Marianne Sargent gives the lowdown on some...

 

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Sustainability: Part 5 - Getting everybody involved

How can settings develop activities that involve the community and use sustainable resources, ask Kids...

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Multi-Agency Working: Part 5 - MASH up

In recent years, multi-agency working has become formalised. Hannah Crown looks beyond the early years...

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Early Years Pupil Premium: Part 8 - Quality premium

EYPP interventions depend on quality interactions for maximum impact – and settings taking a holistic...

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Grandparents - A grey area for managers?

Should nurseries devise guidelines for grandparents? Richard O’Neill, who has been doing the nursery...

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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.