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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

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Interview - Professor Frank Kelly

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

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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...

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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.