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What are the options for the baseline assessment?

Following confirmation of the Reception baseline providers earlier this month, schools that want to use the baseline during the pilot year from this September have until April to sign up.



Interview - Samantha Pancheri, Green Party schools spokesperson

What are the Green Party's key early years policies?


Interview - Richard Cadell, Owner and presenter of Sooty

A new series of Sooty educational DVDs, designed to support the Early Years Foundation Stage, are due...


Interview - Dr Stephen Tommis, Chief executive, Montessori St Nicholas

The new chief executive of Montessori St Nicholas took up his post on 5 January.

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Kicking it out

Jane Lane asks what lessons should be learned from the recent incidents of racism from football supporters...


Why is the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto so important?

Tim Loughton MP calls for cross-party support and a policy rethink on supporting children in their earliest...

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