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Local authorities reveal details of 30-hour rates

More local authorities have confirmed details of the funding for the 30-hour childcare pilots, with the early education entitlement and the extra childcare paid at different rates.

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Study finds little lasting impact from free hours

The £2bn a year free early years entitlement scheme has done little to boost education outcomes – because most children taking up the provision were already receiving childcare, a study...


Nursery finds shelter in English Rugby’s home

Nursery children who have found emergency accommodation at Twickenham Stadium were lucky enough to meet the new chairman of World Rugby, Bill Beaumont.


Students design and make resources for twos

Students at West Kent College enjoyed taking part in a competition to create a speech, language and communication resource for two-year-olds.



Interview - Susan Daniels

Chief executive of the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)


Interview - Maliha Ahad

AIM Middle East provides training and consultancy on the International Preschool Curriculum (IPC) in...


Interview - Natalie Perera

Executive director and head of research a CentreForum

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Early education and childcare: forecast for 2020 trends

Patrick Hayes, director of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA,) says that forthcoming...


Falling on deaf ears

Small children don’t necessarily listen to advice, but as adults we should be better at listening too,...

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  • 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.