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
The National Children's Bureau (NCB) has begun a wide-ranging and much-needed debate on the future of children's centres, including a survey about their purpose and value.
I am increasingly concerned that the tail is wagging the dog when it comes to meeting the needs of our youngest children in education
Will Universal credit deliver on its central claim – to make work pay not just in the first hour but for every subsequent hour?
Dr Katherine Runswick-Cole is a senior research fellow in disability studies and psychology at the Research Institute for Health and Social Change, Manchester Metropolitan University.
In areas where capacity for twos needs to expand, schools can be an important part of the mix, says James Hempsall
06 December 2013
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.
06 June 2013
Has there ever been a U-turn on Government childcare policy as great as this? After six long months of campaigning, with thousands of signatures on paper and online petitions started by childminders, early...