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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 - The importance of taking the long view

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).

Professor Cathy Nutbrown


Roots and shoots

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.

Vidhya Alakeson


A strategic approach

Now that the Union has remained intact, politicians will soon be heading to their respective party conferences.

Working Mum


Working Mum - Pay as you go?

Quality of care is the most important consideration for nurseries, but management blunders put parents off, says Working Mum.

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