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GP urges nurseries to relax policies on conjunctivitis

A nursery successfully relaxed its strict sickness policy on conjunctivitis after a parent – who happened to be a GP – campaigned to highlight that sending infected children home is not necessary.

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Pre-school wins fight with council to stay open

A pre-school which faced closure to make way for a reception class has had an ‘eleventh hour, 59th minute’ reprieve following a high-profile community campaign.

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Ex Montessori boss: Fraud trial set for 2017

Former Montessori chief Philip Bujak will stand crown court trial in 2017 for his alleged role in a high-value plot to defraud a school over the sale of one of its London buildings....

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Kids Planet group plans rapid expansion

Nursery chain Kids Planet Day Nurseries has acquired a new site in Salford Quays, part of a three-year expansion plan in the North West.


People

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Interview - Ed Vainker

Head of Reach Academy in Feltham

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Interview - Mike Thompson, chief executive Childbase

Childbase has built an eco-friendly day nursery at Cranfield University

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Interview - Professor Frank Kelly

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

Latest Comment

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Quality of life in the UK

As the world turns and change is inevitable, young children’s quality of life remains ever important,...

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Early education’s worth

We're balancing the books at the end of term, says Sue Cowley.

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    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.