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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


Editor’s view - Critical remarks

As this issue of Nursery World goes to press, we’re still waiting to hear who will be taking on ministerial responsibilities for early years and childcare at the Department for Education.

Professor Cathy Nutbrown


Quality of life in the UK

As the world turns and change is inevitable, young children’s quality of life remains ever important, says Cathy Nutbrown

Working Mum


Working Mum: Fat chance?

Finding a suitable childminder for her young daughters has not always been an easy process, explains Working Mum

Annabel Karmel


One third of two-year-olds missing out on early years places

‘Tens of thousands’ of poorer two-year-olds are missing out on free early education places and £200 million in unspent funding, an Ofsted report claims.

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    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.