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GP urges nurseries to relax policies on conjunctivitis

A nursery successfully relaxed its strict sickness policy on conjunctivitis after a parent – who happened to be a GP – campaigned to highlight that sending infected children home is not necessary.

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Pre-school wins fight with council to stay open

A pre-school which faced closure to make way for a reception class has had an ‘eleventh hour, 59th minute’ reprieve following a high-profile community campaign.


Ex Montessori boss: Fraud trial set for 2017

Former Montessori chief Philip Bujak will stand crown court trial in 2017 for his alleged role in a high-value plot to defraud a school over the sale of one of its London buildings....


Kids Planet group plans rapid expansion

Nursery chain Kids Planet Day Nurseries has acquired a new site in Salford Quays, part of a three-year expansion plan in the North West.



Interview - Ed Vainker

Head of Reach Academy in Feltham


Interview - Mike Thompson, chief executive Childbase

Childbase has built an eco-friendly day nursery at Cranfield University


Interview - Professor Frank Kelly

Professor Frank Kelly is based at King’s College London’s MRC-PHE (Medical Research Council-Public Health...

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Quality of life in the UK

As the world turns and change is inevitable, young children’s quality of life remains ever important,...


Early education’s worth

We're balancing the books at the end of term, says Sue Cowley.

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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.