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Call for children to be given vitamin D as cases of rickets triple

Experts are urging parents to give their children daily doses of Vitamin D, as research shows a lack of awareness of its benefits.

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Nursery group acquires eighth setting

Mace Montessori Schools has expanded its portfolio of London nurseries by becoming the new operator of Fortune Green nursery in north-west London.

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MP named as patron of books' scheme for children in care

Alan Johnson MP is the new patron for children’s book reading club Letterbox.

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Osborne looks to extend Childcare Business Grant

Chancellor George Osborne is considering boosting the Childcare Business Grant scheme by £2m as part of a drive to increase female employment.

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Local authorities to share £1m to trial EYPP

Schools minister David Laws has set out more details about the Early Years Pupil Premium, including plans for a pilot of the scheme.


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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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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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Positive Relationships: Song times

Singing is a powerful form of communication, and one that both practitioners and parents of all musical abilities...

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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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Nursery Food: Award winner - Top table

Snapdragons Keynsham is influencing children, practitioners and parents in the way they eat. Ruth Thomson...

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Nursery Food: School meals - Free for all

The recent expansion of free school meals has presented difficulties for many, but schools are finding...

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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: 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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