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Ofsted brings 'requires improvement' inspections in-house

Ofsted’s own in-house inspectors will take on responsibility for re-inspecting 'requires improvement 'nurseries in place of outside contractors Prospects and Tribal, Nursery World can exclusively reveal....



Interview - Sally Arscott, director of YMCA Fairthorne Group

YMCA Fairthorne Group runs 11 early years settings across the south of England, with 700 childcare places....


Dr Travis Wright, assistant professor of early childhood education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr Wright, a teacher and therapist, has just launched the BASES project, a school and community-based...


Interview - Ruth Gaunt, reader in social psychology at the University of Lincoln's School of Psychology

Dr Gaunt has led a two-year study, funded by a European Union research grant, to explore how fathers'...

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Helping to improve early years provision

Nick Hudson, Ofsted early years director, explains priorities for quality improvement in the coming months...


Editor's view - The importance of taking the long view

It is amazing to think that the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education project began in 1997, and...

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