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Quality of provision - It's time to set aside sector rivalries

Ofsted's first early years report has prompted a fierce debate about the best place for children to learn. But, argues Dr Julian Grenier, we can only truly improve quality if we work together


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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...

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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...

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Interview: Catherine Roche

Chief executive at Place2Be

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'Principled Non-compliance’: an idea whose time has come?

Dr Richard House argues that the decision of the teaching unions to speak out against recent Government...

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Feel the power of music

Could active music making offer the key to tackling the 'school ready' attainment gap? Boogie Mites’...

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  • 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.