News & analysis

RSS feed

Early years education and childcare news, analysis & comment, including government policy, child health and development, EYFS and nursery business news.

Top story


Funding reforms ‘will result in fewer EY apprentices’

Sector leaders are urging the Department for Education (DfE) to delay finalising its proposed funding reforms for early years apprenticeships in favour of a more ‘joined-up’ approach.

Latest nursery & childcare news & analysis



Interview - Helen Barnard

Helen Barnard Head of analysis, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which last week published its ‘We can solve...


Interview - Margaret Mason

Margaret Mason is founder and chief executive of Children 1st Day Nurseries, which now runs 20 settings...


Latest Comment


Caroline Dinenage: ‘I am ready to roll up my sleeves’

The Government is committed to quality and affordable childcare, says its head of early years


A deep interest

Seeing things with the fascination children see them is an important lesson for all of us, says Cathy...

Latest From The Blog

  • 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.