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EYFS Profile remains statutory and 'good level of development' on the rise

The EYFS Profile will continue to be used for the 2017-18 academic year, the education secretary has confirmed.


Early Years Teachers launch campaign to demand teacher status

A group of early years teachers is campaigning to be awarded qualified teacher status in a bid to boost their standing and pay.


£1bn ‘troubled families’ programme has had ‘little impact’

An evaluation of the Government’s flagship social policy suggests benefits have been of little significance


Does sleep deprivation make children fatter?

Young children could be at greater risk of obesity if they do not get enough sleep, a study suggests.


Workforce survey confirms qualification levels falling

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is calling for government to act to reverse the ‘catastrophic recruitment crisis’ after research confirmed qualification levels are falling - because of the...


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EYFS Activities - Let’s explore… mermaids

Mermaids (and mermen) provide play and learning inspiration for children, writes Marianne Sargent


EYFS Activities - Birth to two… Jack in the Box

Introducing toddlers to pop-up toys. By Penny Tassoni


Learning & Development: Literacy - Just imagine

How Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, now more than 20 years old, is still encouraging children and families...


Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Your move

In the first of a four-part series on Newham’s project exploring movement in twos and threes, Julie Mountain...


A Unique Child: Health & Nutrition - Brains and bodies

The right fats and oils are essential components of a healthy diet, explains Mary Llewellin


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My Best course - In safe hands

An advanced safeguarding course has helped one nursery manager bring her staff up to date with new Ofsted...


Inspection: Notifications - Hazard warning

In the second part of her series on Ofsted inspections, ex-inspector and consultant Debbie Alcock talks...


Leadership: Part 4 - Rich reflection

In the final part of this series, Verity Campbell-Barr and Caroline Leeson explore the idea of the ‘reflective...


HR Update - All change

Traditionally, October is the month when employment law changes are announced. This October is no exception,...

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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.