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Market Round-Up - Property forecast

Mark Traynor looks at market movement and hot deals i January, when several big overseas players entered the market


30 Hours, Part 4: Northumberland - Help out there

In the country’s least densely populated county, Northumberland, the council is using the 30 hours trial to find out how to cater for geographically isolated families. Charlotte Goddard...


Children’s services update - Mental health

John Simmonds argues that mental health support should be extended to early years as a priority.


Inspection: Part 6 – Allegations - Don’t rush in

Debbie Alcock looks at the correct initial procedures to follow when an allegation has been made against a member of staff


Safeguarding - A complex web

Safeguarding is not just a single agency issue, and the other professionals who get involved are facing complex pressures. What is the bigger picture, and how does it all fit together?...


In-house training: Part 1 - Setting the scene

In the first of a four-part series addressing how to conduct training well, Anne Oldfield, an early childhood lecturer, and Sarah Emerson, an early years consultant, start with the...

Books for Childcare Professionals