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Exclusive: NDNA urges 30 hours rethink in wake of survey

The National Day Nurseries Association is calling on the Government to rethink its flagship 30-hours policy after a fifth of respondents to its annual survey said there is little or no chance they will...



Interview: Professor Nigel Hunt

Professor Nigel Hunt, dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, talks about...


Interview - Professor Greta Defeyter, University of Northumbria

The Healthy Living Lab is giving evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger’s school holidays...


Interview - Dr Caspar Addyman

Dr Addyman is leading the Baby Laughter project.

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Fear of inspection

The inspection system should deliver support not anxiety, argues Michael Pettavel


Assessment - All about the school

Assessment should be about making sure schools are doing their job properly, says Natalie Perera

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.