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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.

Latest nursery & childcare news & analysis

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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...

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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.

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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.


People

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Interview - Susan Daniels

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

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Interview - Maliha Ahad

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

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Interview - Natalie Perera

Executive director and head of research a CentreForum

Latest Comment

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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...

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Falling on deaf ears

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

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.