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Exclusive: Living wage to create funding gap of hundreds of millions

The introduction of the 'national living wage' (NLW) next April will push the nursery sector into a deficit running into hundreds of millions of pounds without serious commitment from the Government...


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Interview: David Grailey, chief executive at NCFE

The NCFE has just acquired the awarding organisation CACHE.

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Interview: Julie Hyde, Executive director of business development at awarding body CACHE

There have been a lot of recent changes by the Government to the entry and exit requirements of Early...

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Interview: Conor D'Arcy, Policy analyst at the Resolution Foundation

Conor D'Arcy talks about the likely impact of the new 'national living wage' to Katy Morton

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Editor's View - Fresh air and fun

Outdoor nurseries past and present enshrine important principles of good practice,says Editor Liz Roberts...

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Taking their time

Children need to be allowed to 'stand and stare', says Cathy Nutbrown

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