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Management In Depth


Market Round-Up - Property forecast

June was busy for Busy Bees, as Mark Traynor discovers


Inspection: Part 11 – Before the Visit - Be prepared

Settings should carry out a number of tasks before an inspection, explains former inspector Debbie Alcock, as well as be aware of what to do after it


Joined-up thinking

For the past four years, Sandra Campbell has headed up a federation of two London nursery schools and was about to retire when she spoke to Caroline Vollans about this model, and its...


30 Hours, Part 9: Tower Hamlets - Reaching out

Tower Hamlets, which has extremely high levels of deprivation, has one of the highest Government hourly rates for 30 hours. How is the area spending it? Joanne Parkes reports, while...


Children’s Services Update - Who we are

Significant media attention has been paid to a Sikh couple who applied to become adoptive parents only to be refused because of their ethnicity.


Training Today: Skills Plan - Less is more?

The Skills Plan marks a huge reform of vocational education. What is it, and why does it matter for the early years? Hannah Crown reports

Books for Childcare Professionals