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Healthy eating is a theme that runs through this issue of Nursery World, and this will continue to be of prime importance whatever the colour and shape of the Government that will be in place by the time you read this.
Voting time is fast approaching, and we’ve summarised the early years pledges of the main parties on page 7.
Technology is a mixed blessing in many ways, but when it comes to launching major new digital public services it seems that glitches and frustrations are definitely par for the course.
I think we can all sympathise with Brenda, whose exasperated reaction to being told that Theresa May had called an election went viral.
Responses to recent research suggest that many nurseries will not deliver the 30 hours. Will this actually happen, asks Liz Roberts
Whatever the uncertainties of the future for nurseries heralded by rising costs, static funding and the implementation of the 30 hours programme, the central task of early years settings – preparing young children for their future – remains.
At long last, the requirement for Level 3 Early Years Educators to have at least grade C in Maths and English GCSE has been ditched.
The Pikler approach to working with under-threes in care settings and homes was originated in Hungary by Dr Emmi Pikler in the middle of the last century.
The Government has previously said in documents about the 30 hours and the early years national funding formula that providers can charge parents for ‘additional services’.
There are lots of aspects of the current set of challenges for the early years sector that are of great concern, as many of our recent stories and features online and in the magazine illustrate.
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