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
It may be that by the time you read this, the Department for Education's page on gov.uk will have been updated with full details of the ministers' briefs and exactly where responsibility for childcare and early years lies.
As Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled his Cabinet recently, many of us waited to learn who would be the minister responsible for children.
Earlier this year, Birmingham City Council announced that from April 2015 childcare providers in the city would only be funded to deliver the free entitlement if they paid the Living Wage of £7.65 an hour. The uproar in the sector was well reported...
How practitioners deal with an incident such as biting can make a big difference to the outcome for child and parent, says Working Mum
Free is free. It is a fundamental aim of early learning for two year olds. Yet this simple message is often misunderstood, says James Hempsall
17 July 2014
‘Early childhood education and care = a panacea in a world of social crises’ was a key theme of a lecture given earlier this week by Mathias Urban, professor of early childhood at the University of Roehampton....
05 June 2014
Nursery nurse Jennifer Jakeman, from Birmingham, wrote to Nursery World looking for a pattern for babies’ crocheted shoes, which was printed in the magazine in December 1975.