Special Reports: Nursery Management

Nursery World's twice yearly special report for managers of childcare settings, covering the latest issues from finance to staff retention to the Early Years Single Funding Formula.

Nursery Management: Spring 2017

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Nursery Management: 30 Hours: Funding Rates - Number crunch

The way that councils are setting rates for 30 hours funding varies widely across the country. Jo Parkes...

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Nursery Management: Apprenticeship Roundup - Slow progress

The deadlock over GCSEs at Level 3 has set early years apprenticeships back years. Following the Government U-turn and the sacking of the trailblazer group, what...

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Nursery Management: 30 Hours: Business Support - Stretch marks

What next for those who won capital funding to extend their settings before September? – and for the many who did not get a grant, what other options are there?...

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Nursery Management: Nursery World Awards - Against the odds

How do outstanding early years leaders manage change? Katy Morton speaks to our 2016 Nursery Manager of the Year to find out

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Nursery Management: Closing the Gap - Bridge building

Why are some councils tackling the attainment gap in the early years between disadvantaged children and their better-off peers while others are not? Charlotte Goddard...

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Nursery Management: Nutrition - Fat-fighters

Parents of overweight children are often in denial about the problem or claim to be simply too busy to address it – so how should settings approach the issue? Gabriella...

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Nursery Management: Training - Screen time

Many nurseries are finding that filming staff with children and playing the footage to them and their colleagues helps to improve practice. Annette Rawstrone speaks...

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Nursery Management: Managers in Scandinavia - Leading the way

Scandinavia is famed for the quality of its early years settings. So, what is it actually like to work over there? Nicole Weinstein asks a leader at four different...

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Nursery Management: Schools Forums - Team spirit

What are schools forums and why do they matter? With funding set to take on an extra dimension from September with the free entitlement extension to 30 hours, Charlotte...

Special Report:
Nursery Chains

The UK's top private sector childcare providers ranked in Nursery World's special report, plus analysis of how the top nursery chains are coping with the recession.

Special Report: Nursery Chains


Take Twos: Managing The Free Entitlement

James Hempsall examines how settings can meet the challenges in the expansion of the free entitlement to disadvantaged two-year-olds, and shares examples of excellent practice