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The baby bombers

‘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. Among the most surreal of the examples Prof Urban referenced was that US generals have...

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Lost and found

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.

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LizRoberts

4,000 miles later...

We've travelled far and seen even more on the Nursery World early years tour of China.

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LizRoberts

Terracotta Warriors

We took a step back in time flying from Beijing to Xi'an, an ancient city that has thick, 600-year-old walls that we cycled round.

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LizRoberts

Tiananmen Square to Baby Art

The Nursery World early years tour to China continues to provide a never-ending stream of astonishing experiences for our group of 19.

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LizRoberts

Meeting the children - and a ride on the bullet

On Tuesday the Nursery World tour to China carried out its first professional visits.

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LizRoberts

Fast plane to China

The Nursery World early years tour of China is under way, with Shanghai the first stopping point.

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The wonder of rain

Oh, the power of video when it comes to providing magic little insights into early childhood!

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KarenFaux

Are you ready to Swap?

I have to admit to being slightly cynical about Change 4 Life’s latest healthy eating initiative, Smart Swaps. Largely funded by major food brands and retailers, the thrust of the TV advertised campaign seems to be to encourage consumers to buy potentially premium-priced alternatives, which are lower...

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KarenFaux

What’s the going rate for breastfeeding?

Breast milk is one commodity that doesn’t cost anything – but that doesn’t seem to have increased its popularity in these cash-strapped times.

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