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School Direct programme expanded to early years from September

The Government is expanding the School Direct programme, which offers work-based training for graduates, to the early years from this September.



Interview - Jo Beighton, Childcare and education manager at Happy Days Nurseries

Last week, nursery operator Happy Days secured £3.9m of investment from ISIS Equity Partners to open...


Interview: Shelley Hopkinson - Campaigns and public affairs officer at Action for Children

Last week, the Government acknowledged Action for Children's three-year campaign to update the law on...


Interview: Catherine Roche

Chief executive at Place2Be

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To the point - lessons from the past

The work of early years pioneers shows that change is always possible, says Professor Cathy Nutbrown...


To the point - What about outcomes?

Vidhya Alakeson fears current childcare policy will not ultimately boost quality

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    20 April 2014

    We've travelled far and seen even more on the Nursery World early years tour of China.

  • Terracotta Warriors

    17 April 2014

    We took a step back in time flying from Beijing to Xi'an, an ancient city that has thick, 600-year-old walls that we cycled round.