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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.


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.


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.


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.


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....


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....


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: Award winner - Top table

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


Nursery Food: School meals - Free for all

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


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...


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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