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Common Inspection Framework: Part 2 - Compare and contrast

In the second part of a series on Ofsted's new framework, the Pre-School Learning Alliance's Michael Freeston picks through the paperwork and asks what inspections will look like now


My working life... School-based nursery manager

Nurseries and schools have long been co-located, but what is it like managing early years in the modern school system? By Gabriella Jozwiak


Social media - Getting parents involved

Your online strategy can be incredibly useful for engaging your children's carers. Kate Tyler explains how to go about it


Business Development - School's out for summer

Parental demand for holiday care exceeds supply. But what are the practicalities of running a holiday club - and does it make good business sense for nurseries? Hannah Crown reports....


Early Years Teachers: Part 5 - Going direct

The School Direct route gave one practitioner opportunities for practical learning and development - and ultimately a PGCE with EYT Status. Charlotte Goddard reports.


Common inspection framework: part 1 - Common ground?

Ofsted's new inspection framework comes in this September. In the first of a four-part series, the Pre-School Learning Alliance's Michael Freeston offers an overview of what providers...

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