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Nursery brings in new manager after child Calpol overdose

A nursery judged inadequate by Ofsted after a child was given an overdose of Calpol has employed a new manager to turn it around.

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Labour MP raises concerns that poorest children will miss out on Free School Meals

Frank Field MP has written to the education secretary with concerns about the Universal Infant Free School Meals roll-out.

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LEYF to open 27th nursery in Brixton leisure centre

Social enterprise the London Early Years Foundation is opening a new 40-place nursery in the Brixton Recreation Centre, which will include a newly-refurbished crèche for gym users.

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Troubled Families programme to expand focus to under-fives

The Government’s Troubled Families programme is to be expanded to help an additional 400,000 families, including those with children under five.

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Nursery closed as police carry out investigation

A 37-year-old woman has been arrested as police investigate a nursery in Wiltshire.


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Enabling Environments: Post-walking skills - On the hop

Hopping and skipping are challenging skills to master. Here, Dr Lala Manners looks at how they emerge and...

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Enabling Environments: Collections - Follow the leader

The outdoors offers opportunities to get creative with role play. Nicole Weinstein suggests how practitioners...

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Learning & Development: Block Play - Grand designs

Requiring only simple materials, block play nevertheless gives children the power to bring imaginary worlds...

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A Unique Child: Inclusion - In reverse

Children with and without disabilities are learning how to socialise together in a SEND centre welcoming...

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Working Mum: Club rules

Lack of suitable out-of-school provision presents difficulties for parents forced to juggle responsibilities,...

 

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Business Development - Global village

A forest school that mixes Reggio and Montessori approaches will receive 45 visitors from settings across...

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My working life ... Playgroup manager

Gabriella Jozwiak hears about running a setting that is dismantled each day.

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HR Update - Staff time means money

The increase to the national minimum wage could catch some nurseries out once all working time is included,...

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Adult numeracy & literacy - Skilling up

How nursery managers can address the problem of low-level adult literacy and numeracy.

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  • The baby bombers

    17 July 2014

    ‘Early childhood education and care = a panacea in a world of social crises’ was a key theme of a lecture given earlier this week by Mathias Urban, professor of early childhood at the University of Roehampton....

  • Lost and found

    05 June 2014

    Nursery nurse Jennifer Jakeman, from Birmingham, wrote to Nursery World looking for a pattern for babies’ crocheted shoes, which was printed in the magazine in December 1975.