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Bids open for early years School Direct programme

Nurseries can now tender for the School Direct programme, an initiative to train Early Years Teachers by giving nurseries more control over the training of their workforce.


Childcare a barrier for female entrepeneurs

Women’s enterprise is being curbed by childcare responsibilities, says an entrepreneurship expert, who is calling for more funded childcare for the self-employed.


Long hours in nursery linked to aggression, study finds

Children who spend the longest amounts of time in group childcare are more likely to be hyperactive and aggressive, a new longitudinal study has found.


MPs back charity's literacy vision

The National Literacy Forum has secured cross-party commitment for its campaign for a more literate nation.


New Government policies to face 'families test'

All new laws and Government policies will be subject to a ‘families test',the Department for Work and Pensions has revealed.


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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...


Enabling Environments: Autumn - Natural tools

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


Home learning: Activities for parents -Singing

Penny Tassoni has great ideas for singing at home


Positive Relationships: Song times

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


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: Outside caterers - To order?

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


Nursery Food: Award winner - Top table

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


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...


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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  • Hello Helsinki!

    27 October 2014

    The Nursery World early years trip to Finland and Sweden has proved to be a huge draw, with 30 travellers from all over England, Scotland, Wales and even Cuba, from nurseries, schools, pre-schools and childminding, all keen to see some of the highly rated Scandinavian services.

  • China - 'Village’ life

    11 September 2014

    Ruth Thomson and the group on our early years tour of China reach the rural areas