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Sector leaders are urging the Department for Education (DfE) to delay finalising its proposed funding reforms for early years apprenticeships in favour of a more ‘joined-up’ approach.
At a fantastic evening at The Brewery in London, Atelier Nursery took the Nursery of the Year award, just one of many worthy winners.
Hundreds of nursery schools, most in deprived areas, will close if the Government’s plans for early years funding go ahead, the NAHT has warned.
The 30 free-hours childcare expansion is an unrealisable Tory pledge - the Government should ‘come clean’ and admit it cannot afford to fund it in its current guise, sector leaders...
Helen Barnard Head of analysis, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which last week published its ‘We can solve...
Margaret Mason is founder and chief executive of Children 1st Day Nurseries, which now runs 20 settings...
Interview - Anthony Harper, service manager, children’s centres and childcare development, Portsmouth City Council
Anthony Harper explains Portsmouth's approach to early years services
The Government is committed to quality and affordable childcare, says its head of early years
Seeing things with the fascination children see them is an important lesson for all of us, says Cathy...
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...
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.