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Expert advice and commentary on early years education and childcare from the Nursery World team and columnists including Professor Cathy Nutbrown, Sue Cowley, and Working Mum with her take on what parents really think about childcare

Editor's View

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Editor’s view - Dampening expectations

Much like the weather at the moment, the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was damp and disappointing for those involved in education, childcare and the welfare of families and young children.

Professor Cathy Nutbrown

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To the Point - Digging up the future

Professor Cathy Nutbrown says that the downgrading of classical studies at A level could have ramifications for the early years.


Sue Cowley

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To the Point - Let the children play

With the introduction of a new ‘tougher’ curriculum in primary schools in 2014, teachers are under increasing pressure to get their children doing more, at an earlier age, says Sue Cowley.

Working Mum

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Working Mum - Making friends

Her daughter struggling to make friends at school was a major worry for Working Mum, until her teacher found some solutions

Annabel Karmel

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Interview - Annabel Karmel, food expert

Ms Karmel has been recruited to create bespoke menus for Fennies Day Nurseries, and will be answering Nursery World readers’ questions in a new online column from 18 January.

Latest From The Blog

  • Is adult furniture child's play?

    14 October 2015

    In parts of Finland, staff working in state-funded nursery settings have been told they must use adult-sized furniture. According to one manager, working in an EYFS nursery in Helsinki, the reason...

  • Sunshine and Skolverket in Stockholm

    05 November 2014

    The final part of the Nursery World early years trip to Finland and Sweden was spent in the lovely city of Stockholm.