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TV exposé sparks calls for overhaul of Ofsted regime

The sector has called into question the effectiveness of Ofsted’s inspection regime following a TV report revealing safeguarding and health and safety failings at a nursery rated Good.



Interview - James Tugendhat, MD Bright Horizons

Earlier this month, Bright Horizons acquired Asquith Day Nurseries and Pre-Schools.


Interview - Tulip Siddiq, Shadow Early Years Minister

The shadow early years minister and MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, talks about Labour’s plans


Interview - Carolyn Lochhead

A parent and volunteer with the Fair Funding for our Kids (FFFOK) campaign

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Influencing child happiness and development

Professor Paul Anand explains how one of the first economic studies to look at young children's behaviour...


Editor’s view - Dampening expectations

Much like the weather at the moment, the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was damp and disappointing for...

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  • Is adult furniture child's play?

    14 October 2015

    In parts of Finland, staff working in state-funded nursery settings have been told they must use adult-sized furniture. According to one manager, working in an EYFS nursery in Helsinki, the reason...

  • Sunshine and Skolverket in Stockholm

    05 November 2014

    The final part of the Nursery World early years trip to Finland and Sweden was spent in the lovely city of Stockholm.