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Sector airs views on red tape

With the forthcoming expansion of the free entitlement, the overwhelming message from the sector is that early years businesses need help to ensure provision can grow to meet the demand.

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Tim Peake reveals space seeds used in children's 'rocket science' experiment

A YouTube video of astronaut Tim Peake has revealed which salad rocket seeds planted by UK children actually went into space as part of the national Rocket Science experiment – the...


New shadow education chief resigns

Pat Glass has resigned from her ‘dream job’ as shadow education secretary, little more than 48 hours after she was appointed.


Child poverty rise triggers Brexit warnings

Children’s charities are urging the Government to rule out further welfare cuts amid Brexit uncertainty, after it was revealed child poverty rose by 200,000 last year.



Interview - Professor Frank Kelly

Professor Frank Kelly is based at King’s College London’s MRC-PHE (Medical Research Council-Public Health...


Interview - Dr Lucy Chambers

Nutrition scientist, British Nutrition Foundation


Interview - Susan Daniels

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

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It's time for growing!

Sunflowers, tomatoes, beans… it’s time to dig, and plant, and water, and grow!


Brexit – does it matter for early years?

Liz Bayram looks at what leaving the EU will mean for the sector.

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  • 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.