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The staff:child ratio changes ignore the competing demands on staff particularly from children with emotional needs and the new two-year-old intake, says Pat Gordon-Smith.
The recent closure by Ofsted of a Birmingham nursery, which re-registered after a serious incident took place at the setting two years previously, highlights once again the loophole that allows settings to 'wipe the slate clean'.
Complaints about Ofsted inspections are nothing new, but in recent weeks, Nursery World has been inundated with emails, comments on our forum, and our Linkedin group, pointing to growing unrest and frustration with Ofsted's inspections regime.
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James Hempsall describes how a social enterprise is seeking finance from local investors to purchase an additional site and create more places for two-year-olds.
With the ability to meet the needs of vulnerable children, Montessori believes it has a vital role to play in the Government's childcare agenda.
If you've decided to plough ahead with expanding your premises, make sure your essential services come highly recommended and you have a contingency plan for delays, advises Gayle Goshorn.
Creating a book corner gives children a dedicated space for reading and promotes language learning. Jean Evans explains.
What will the proposed reforms mean for you? Mary Evans takes a look at the impact that 'new thinking' could have across key areas of the sector.
Karen Faux finds out why parents in the know are wasting no time in booking a place at a brand new city centre nursery.
Managing recruitment is always a delicate task, and never more so than in an unstable economic climate. Karen Faux considers how nursery groups are meeting the challenge.
A proactive approach to local promotion is putting one new nursery on the map. Ben Miller takes a look at how it's connecting with its customers.
Early years consultant Gail Ryder Richardson provides a step-by-step guide to providing an outdoor environment that empowers children to keep themselves safe.
The UK's top private sector childcare providers ranked in Nursery World's special report, plus analysis of how the top nursery chains are coping with the recession.