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Much still to clarify on funding plan

First reactions to the consultation for the proposed Early Years National Funding Formula highlight the fact that a number of unanswered questions remain.

Latest nursery & childcare news & analysis

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Busy summer as nursery groups expand

Nursery chain Bright Horizons is opening three new nurseries in time for the autumn term, following a raft of acquisitions over the summer, with Paint Pots also expanding.

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Summer holiday services failing children with learning disabilities

Local government cuts have stranded children with learning disabilities without effective access to services during the school holidays, according to a survey by charity Mencap.

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Apprenticeship levy warning to early years sector

Settings are urged to air their views in the Government’s apprenticeship levy consultation after a leading training provider warned that ‘catastrophic’ funding cuts are in store.


People

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Interview - Hilary Preece

Herts-based Ms Preece is the first NEyTCO (National Early Years Trainers and Consultants) member to complete...

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Interview - Ed Vainker

Head of Reach Academy in Feltham

Latest Comment

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Go with the flow

Let go, so that everyone can enjoy themselves, says Sue Cowley

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Finding the colour

Professor Cathy Nutbrown says let children look for their rainbows

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.