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Providers cut EYT courses due to low demand

Early Years Teacher courses are being scrapped across the country, while some new EYTs are going straight onto qualified teacher courses, a Nursery World investigation has found.

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30-hour childcare pilot in crisis

The pilot of 30-hour childcare is in jeopardy after nursery owners and childminders in a key local authority area united against taking part in the trial.


Nursery closes days after assault investigation dropped by police

A Liverpool nursery investigated for assault charges has ceased trading, just five days after Merseyside Police announced that no further action would be taken.


DfE will use cancelled KS1 spelling test data

The Department for Education has asked schools to submit the results from the pilots of the Key Stage 1 spelling test - even though it has been scrapped. Meanwhile, parents are holding...



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


Interview - Ben Black

Director of My Family Care

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The time is right for a Royal College for Early Childhood

Eunice Lumsden, head of Early Years at University of Northampton, argues that professionalising the workforce...


Editor’s view - The best laid plans…

Raising the status of the early years workforce is something that Nursery World has campaigned for over...

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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.