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Early Years Pay and Conditions Survey 2016

The latest research from Nursery World and the Pre-school Learning Alliance is in. Shannon Hawthorne, the Alliance’s press and public affairs director, and Michelle Brown, its human resources adviser,...



Interview - James Siddle

Head of St Margaret’s CE Primary School, Alford, Lincolnshire and head of the new Kyra Research School...


Interview - Vicki Dawson

Founder of the Children's Sleep Charity


Interview - Helen Barnard

Helen Barnard Head of analysis, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which last week published its ‘We can solve...

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Bringing early years inspections in-house

I’m pleased to be able to write that these are good times for the early years sector.


Editor's view - Paying the price

You probably don’t need us to tell you that the early years sector isn’t paid very well!

Latest From The Blog

  • 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.