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Much still to clarify on funding plan

First reactions to the consultation for the proposed Early Years National Funding Formula highlight the fact that a number of unanswered questions remain.

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Bright Horizons for Essex nursery acquisition

Bright Horizons has added another nursery to its portfolio - marking the latest instalment in a very lively year for sector acquisitions.


NDNA predicts impact of funding shake-up

The potential winners and losers in the Government's national funding formula shake-up are detailed in new data analysis by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), provided exclusively...


The Big Picture: Water world

Children wanting to find out all about blue tangs and clownfish like Dory and Nemo are being encouraged to dive in to the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham this August.



Interview - Hilary Preece

Herts-based Ms Preece is the first NEyTCO (National Early Years Trainers and Consultants) member to complete...


Interview - Ed Vainker

Head of Reach Academy in Feltham

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Go with the flow

Let go, so that everyone can enjoy themselves, says Sue Cowley


Finding the colour

Professor Cathy Nutbrown says let children look for their rainbows

Latest From The Blog

  • 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.