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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.

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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.

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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...


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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

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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...

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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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    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.