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Children centre staff trained to spot signs of FGM

Children's centre staff are being trained to spot the signs of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) amid concerns that girls of nursery age are being subjected to the practice.



Interview - Di Stubbs

Network Development Officer, Childhood Bereavement Network


Interview: Donna Goodchild and Gemma Griffiths

Forest School leaders, Acorn Childcare


Interview - Sally Arscott, director of YMCA Fairthorne Group

YMCA Fairthorne Group runs 11 early years settings across the south of England, with 700 childcare places....

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Ask Sam about schools and early years provision!

Sue Cowley has a few questions she wants to put to Sam Gyimah about his Policy Exchange speech


The importance of play

I visited a nursery school and children's centre recently, and was once more inspired by the energy...

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  • Hello Helsinki!

    27 October 2014

    The Nursery World early years trip to Finland and Sweden has proved to be a huge draw, with 30 travellers from all over England, Scotland, Wales and even Cuba, from nurseries, schools, pre-schools and childminding, all keen to see some of the highly rated Scandinavian services.

  • China - 'Village’ life

    11 September 2014

    Ruth Thomson and the group on our early years tour of China reach the rural areas