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Childcare property market sees 15 per cent increase in deals

The number of deals in the childcare sector rose by 15 per cent last year and is predicted to do the same in 2015, according to Christie and Co.



Interview - Dr Stephen Tommis, Chief executive, Montessori St Nicholas

The new chief executive of Montessori St Nicholas took up his post on 5 January.


Interview: Marian Quinn

Chairperson of the Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP), a voluntary organisation for the early...


Interview: Anand Shukla, chief executive of the Family and Childcare Trust

Anand Shukla is leaving in February to lead Brightside, a young people's education and mentoring charity...

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Editor's view - Time to reflect

So much of policy-making and change feels short-term in nature that it is refreshing and illuminating...


Re-examine the baseline

How, why and when we should assess young children's learning is once more a matter for debate in English...

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