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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 - The best laid plans…

Raising the status of the early years workforce is something that Nursery World has campaigned for over many decades, and increasing the employment of graduates is obviously a positive move.

Professor Cathy Nutbrown

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Baseline Did Not Pass!

While campaigners celebrate the Government's U-turn, the early years sector must stay vigilant, says Cathy Nutbrown


Sue Cowley

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Working Partnerships

Childminder numbers are dwindling, just when the DfE needs them most, says Sue Cowley

Working Mum

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Working Mum - Boring!

What’s the point in practitioners and parents producing a child’s ‘creative’ project on their behalf, wonders Working Mum

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.