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Expert advice and commentary on early years education and childcare from the Nursery World team and columnists including Vidhya Alakeson, Dr Katherine Runswick-Cole, Nancy Stewart and James Hempsall

Editor's View

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Editor's view - Rethinking the balance

This month's Working Mum column gives a real insight into the continuing problems that parents face in trying to arrange childcare - in this instance, out-of-school provision for her elder daughter who starts reception next term.

Professor Cathy Nutbrown

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Why we must speak up

As Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled his Cabinet recently, many of us waited to learn who would be the minister responsible for children.


Vidhya Alakeson

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A fairer deal is needed

Earlier this year, Birmingham City Council announced that from April 2015 childcare providers in the city would only be funded to deliver the free entitlement if they paid the Living Wage of £7.65 an hour. The uproar in the sector was well reported...

Working Mum

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Working Mum: Club rules

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

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