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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


Editor's view - Let's hear it for food, glorious food

We've really been enjoying putting together the new edition of our Nursery Food supplement, sponsored by Kellogg's, that you'll find included with this issue of Nursery World.

Professor Cathy Nutbrown


The importance of play

I visited a nursery school and children's centre recently, and was once more inspired by the energy and creativity of the staff, and the children and the commitment and confidence of parents.

Vidhya Alakeson


What's at stake?

Party conference season is over again for another year and those of us who have to go to all three breathe a long sigh of relief. But it is worth pausing to consider what is at stake at the election when it comes to public spending.

Working Mum


Working Mum - A warm reception

Nursery practitioners' enthusiasm about starting school and links with teachers really eases the transition, says Working Mum.

James Hempsall


Take Twos - guidance update

Updated guidance reminds us of the conditions attached to two-year-old funding, while the level of interest from schools is growing, says James Hempsall.

Latest From The Blog

  • Hello Helsinki!

    27 October 2014

    The Nursery World early years trip to Finland and Sweden has proved to be a huge draw, with 30 travellers from all over England, Scotland, Wales and even Cuba, from nurseries, schools, pre-schools and childminding, all keen to see some of the highly rated Scandinavian services.

  • China - 'Village’ life

    11 September 2014

    Ruth Thomson and the group on our early years tour of China reach the rural areas