News & analysis

RSS feed

Early years education and childcare news, analysis & comment, including government policy, child health and development, EYFS and nursery business news.

Top story


York nurseries win rise to 30-hour childcare pilot funding

Nurseries and childminders in York have won their battle for more Government funding for the 30 hours’ childcare pilot.

Latest nursery & childcare news & analysis


New after school clubs policy criticised as 'wishy-washy'

After-school service representatives have slammed the quality of the Government’s attempt to improve wraparound and holiday provision as ‘incorrect, ill-informed and wishy-washy’.


30 hours childcare risks widening the gap in the early years

Better-off families are set to benefit from 30 hour childcare at the expense of poorer families, warns a new analysis by think tank CentreForum.


Underfunding: Chain restricts funded-only 15-hour places

A nursery chain which has defended a ‘general extras’ charge as necessary to subsidise government-funded places has published a new policy to help get around the problem.



Interview - Susan Daniels

Chief executive of the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)


Interview - Maliha Ahad

AIM Middle East provides training and consultancy on the International Preschool Curriculum (IPC) in...


Interview - Natalie Perera

Executive director and head of research a CentreForum

Latest Comment


Early education and childcare: forecast for 2020 trends

Patrick Hayes, director of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA,) says that forthcoming...


Falling on deaf ears

Small children don’t necessarily listen to advice, but as adults we should be better at listening too,...

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.