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See early years education in Finland and Sweden

Nursery World and Master Travel invite you on a professional study tour to two countries with a reputation for innovative early years policy and practice.

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Campaign aims to end early years funding shortfalls

Early years funding rates have failed to keep pace with inflation in three-quarters of local authorities in England over the past five years, according to analysis by the Pre-school Learning Alliance....

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Council U-turn over controversial nappy collection rules

Anglesey council has reversed plans to restrict nappy collection services to families with children under the age of three.

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Pen Green opens satellite nursery under new trust

Pen Green Children’s Centre has taken over the management of a neighbouring children’s centre and is opening its first satellite nursery next month, while forming a new Community Interest Company.

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Labour to set up new early years taskforce

Today at the Labour party conference in Liverpool, Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, has launched a childcare taskforce to ‘transform early years provision’ for every family in...


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Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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Nursery Management: Childminders - Space invaders

Children’s centres provide childminders and parents with a crucial place to meet and access services, but...

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Home Learning - A parent’s guide to… social skills

From empathising with others’ feelings and needs to winning and losing games gracefully, Penny Tassoni provides...

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A Unique Child: Transgender - Fluid thinking

Recent transgender stories in the media show the extent to which notions of gender are becoming blurred. Caroline...

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A Unique Child: Inclusion - A capital idea

Funding from the Early Years Pupil Premium led to a Natural Explorers project in Hackney that benefited the...

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Grow Your Own - Pick, taste and cook

It’s time to plant your overwintering fruit and vegetables and do some housekeeping, says Mary Llewellin

 

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Leadership: Part 3 - Everyone knows

Leaders must enable a sharing of vision among their team, as well as reflection, argue Verity Campbell-Barr...

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Inspection: Safeguarding

In the first of a new series on Ofsted inspections, ex-inspector and consultant Debbie Alcock gives a...

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Nursery Management: Mealtimes - World fare

The food that children eat in the early years shapes their habits for life. Charlotte Goddard takes a...

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Nursery Management: Sector Representation - Speaking up

Given the recruitment crisis, free entitlement and apprenticeship funding challenges, there is a lot...

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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.