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Quality of provision - It's time to set aside sector rivalries

Ofsted's first early years report has prompted a fierce debate about the best place for children to learn. But, argues Dr Julian Grenier, we can only truly improve quality if we work together



Interview - Jo Beighton, Childcare and education manager at Happy Days Nurseries

Last week, nursery operator Happy Days secured £3.9m of investment from ISIS Equity Partners to open...


Interview: Shelley Hopkinson - Campaigns and public affairs officer at Action for Children

Last week, the Government acknowledged Action for Children's three-year campaign to update the law on...


Interview: Catherine Roche

Chief executive at Place2Be

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'Principled Non-compliance’: an idea whose time has come?

Dr Richard House argues that the decision of the teaching unions to speak out against recent Government...


Feel the power of music

Could active music making offer the key to tackling the 'school ready' attainment gap? Boogie Mites’...

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    20 April 2014

    We've travelled far and seen even more on the Nursery World early years tour of China.

  • Terracotta Warriors

    17 April 2014

    We took a step back in time flying from Beijing to Xi'an, an ancient city that has thick, 600-year-old walls that we cycled round.