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Exclusive: Colleges blame GCSE requirement for fall in EYE take-up

Further education colleges have seen a significant drop in their number of Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) students, with the GCSE maths requirement overwhelmingly blamed for the recruitment crisis,...

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Interview - Mike Thompson, chief executive Childbase

Childbase has built an eco-friendly day nursery at Cranfield University


Interview - Professor Frank Kelly

Professor Frank Kelly is based at King’s College London’s MRC-PHE (Medical Research Council-Public Health...


Interview - Dr Lucy Chambers

Nutrition scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

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Men in childcare - from disappointment to anger

David Wright, the nursery owner who has launched the Southampton Area Men in Early Years network, takes...


Not too much to ask for

Neil Leitch says the delay in the early years funding consultation makes it impossible for the sector...

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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.