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Charity questions legality of nursery closure

The closure of a nursery in Tower Hamlets that provides services for deaf children ‘may be illegal’, the National Deaf Children’s Society has said.


Early years leader June O'Sullivan wins social enterprise award

The chief executive of the London Early Years Foundation has won an award for her social enterprise work.


Four-fifths of early years providers rated good or above by Ofsted

The early years sector has been praised for the level of good and outstanding Ofsted grades achieved, but latest inspections are running at a lower level


Nurseries must 'innovate' to make funding work, childcare minister says

Nurseries should make more use of ‘economies of scale’ to offer parents more affordable childcare, Sam Gyimah has said.


Childcare a deciding factor for new mums returning to work

The quality and cost of childcare are main concerns for new mothers when deciding whether to return to work, shows new research.


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Nursery Chains: International - Foreign exchange

In a globalised world, building overseas relationships has never been easier. Catherine Gaunt talks to three...


Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Beg, steal or borrow?

'Free-and-found' resources lend themselves to creative, child-directed outdoor play. Julie Mountain offers...


Enabling Environments: Christmas - Get the message

Why not use the Christmas countdown as a chance to focus on writing? Marianne Sargent offers pointers.


Positive Relationships: Mealtimes - Chew it over

Mealtimes can present a number of challenges for both practitioners and parents. Penny Tassoni looks at the...


A Unique Child: Child Development - All in the mindset

The work of Carol Dweck tells us that encouraging a particular way of thinking - that talent and intelligence...


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Sexual abuse - The grooming of young children

With children at risk of sexual abuse from a very young age, it is vital that practitioners are aware...


Business Models: Part 3 - Collective ownership - All for one

In the third installment of a series on different business models, Hannah Crown considers two different...


Nursery Chains: Policy - Election watch

As the politicians gear up for next year's general election, Nursery World asked six nursery chains...


Nursery Chains: Early Years Teachers - Centre stage

More nurseries are playing a major role in delivering training courses for EYTs. Hannah Crown reviews...

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