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Ofsted meets nursery owner over ‘cultural diversity’ downgrading

The owner of a Lincolnshire nursery which was downgraded from ‘outstanding’ for failing to teach children about cultural diversity has met with an Ofsted regional director today.

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Scottish parents call on all parties to tackle 'broken childcare system'

A prominent parent-led campaign group is calling for Scotland’s political parties to fix their ‘broken childcare system’ before promising to double the free entitlement for three- and four-year-olds and...

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Childcare brokers report rise in nursery deals

First-time buyers are leading a buoyant market for buying nurseries and childcare groups, according to one of the sector’s leading brokers.

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Apprenticeship levy needs 'radical rethink'

The apprenticeship levy, paid by large employers to fund an expansion of apprenticeships, needs a ‘radical rethink’, the CBI will warn today.

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Nurseries' warning over 30-hour childcare pilot

The pilot of 30-hour childcare in York is under threat after nurseries warned that the low funding rate puts their businesses at risk of closure.


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EYFS Activities: Birth to two… ‘High play’

Lifting babies up in the air is both a fun and beneficial activity, explains Penny Tassoni

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Learning & Development: Gender - Oh, boy!

Thinking in a more challenging way about gender in early childhood can be daunting but is vital to real understanding,...

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EYFS Activities - Power Play

Reflections Nursery & Forest School’s new book details its use of ‘storying’. By Marianne Sargent

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EYFS Activities - Outdoor Resource Box… Construction

A builder’s outdoor resource box enhanced the children’s play and learning, reports Lyndsey Gardner

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Enabling Environments: Collections - Break the Mould

The possibilities of clay as a resource are endless. Nicole Weinstein provides some pointers

 

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Multi-Agency Working: Part 4 - Multiple Benefits

Having looked at the overarching challenges of multi-agency working, Hannah Crown looks at where settings...

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My Best Course - Safer Hiring

Manager Debbie Brown now looks out for ‘red flag moments’ when interviewing as a result of a safer recruitment...

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Sustainability: Part 4 - Waste not

Sarah Emerson of Kids Love Nature, and Diane Boyd and Nicky Hirst of Liverpool John Moores University...

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HR Update - Managing difficult staff

Our resident expert Jacqui Mann of hr4nurseries gives you seven ways to deal with problem staff

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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.