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Schools encouraged to work with PVI nurseries on childcare

The Government wants to see schools ‘team up’ with private voluntary and independent (PVI) nurseries to offer flexible childcare provision.

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Call for cabinet post to tackle child obesity

A cabinet minister for children should be appointed to oversee policy and strategy for child health and fitness across all departments, a cross-party group of MPS and peers has said.

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New tool to track early years inspections

A new online tracking tool called Watchsted provides a snapshot of the latest early years inspections across the country.

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Happy Days nursery group expands into Bristol

Happy Days nursery chain is to open its first setting in Bristol next month, as part of plans to further expand into the south-west.

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Funding available for initatives that support disadvantaged children

Early years providers are being invited by the Government to apply for a share of £25m to fund approaches that improve children's outcomes.


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EYFS Best Practice: All about ... neuroscience and the infant brain

What can we learn from research on early brain development? David Whitebread and Lysandra Sinclaire-Harding...

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Enabling Environments: Autumn - Natural tools

A playgroup in Surrey has been making use of the resources provided by autumn to inspire learning opportunities....

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Home learning: Activities for parents -Singing

Penny Tassoni has great ideas for singing at home

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A Unique Child: Inclusion - Special friends

Dolls with their own personas and life stories are being used by some practitioners to help raise issues...

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Enabling Environments: Collections - At the wheel

Wheeled toys such as trikes, bikes and scooters aren't just good fun - they also provide developmental benefits....

 

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Business models: Part 2 - Private company - Great and small

Private businesses can come in a variety of shapes and sizes - and can be ethical, too. Hannah Crown...

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Nursery Food: Outside caterers - To order?

Making a decision on whether to outsource food provision can be a complex business. Ruth Stokes looks...

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Nursery Food: Quality - Progress report

What advances have been made in nursery food since the launch of the nutrition guidelines in 2013? Hannah...

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Health in the workplace - Painful work?

Knee pain affects a quarter of adults aged 50 and over, so how do older practitioners cope with a job...

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