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
It is amazing to think that the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education project began in 1997, and has just reported on outcomes at age 16 for the children it has followed (see our feature on page 16).
As summer comes to an end, gardeners start preparing for winter: tidying fallen leaves, planting bulbs for the spring, and protecting some more delicate plants from anticipated frosts.
Quality of care is the most important consideration for nurseries, but management blunders put parents off, says Working Mum.
James Hempsall explores what sufficiency means within the funded two-year-old offer, and how it could be used to drive up standards.