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Half of pilot childminder agencies will not set up shop

An investigation into the pilot childminder agencies by Nursery World has revealed that half of the 20 organisations that trialled models will not be going ahead with their agency in September.



Leigh-Anne Stradeski, chief executive of the UK's national children's museum Eureka!

Ms Stradeski this week received an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University.


Professor Terence Stephenson

Nuffield Professor of Child Health at University College London and chair of the UK Academy of Medical...


Donald Simpson, senior lecturer in education, Teesside University

Dr Simpson has led a two-year study, supported by a British Academy research grant, exploring early...

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Editor's view - Who's holding the baby?

It may be that by the time you read this, the Department for Education's page on will have been...


Why we must speak up

As Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled his Cabinet recently, many of us waited to learn who would...

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