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Call for children's eye tests to improve literacy

New guidance on improving children's communication, language and literacy before school, advises early years settings to make sure children receive eye tests.


Damning report highlights major problems with universal credit

The government spending watchdog warns universal credit is pushing claimants into rent arrears, and urges ministers to fix the system before rolling it out nationally.


IfA extends early years T-Level consultation again

The deadline for the consultation on the Education and Childcare T-level has been extended again until the end of the month.


Nurseries renew call to scrap business rates for childcare providers

Nurseries are urging other owners and parents to get behind a new petition to scrap business rates for day nurseries, with the hope of getting the issue debated in Parliament.


Nursery takes on group of three settings

Cranbrook Day Nurseries, has acquired Elan Nurseries, a group of three settings in West Sussex.

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Outdoors - All-terrain tots

It’s hard, physical work for babies and young infants to be outdoors all day, but they are rising to the challenge...


Health & Well-Being: Obesity - Time for bed

With a recent study linking obesity to insufficient sleep, Meredith Jones Russell asks how practitioners and...


Speech & Language: Part 2 - To the letter

In order to spot speech problems, practitioners need to know what children should be able to say for their...


EYFS best practice - All about… home education

The number of children being home educated is rising, and the Government wants to give councils more power...


Music - Sound control

The creator of The Greenfield Method tells Hannah Crown how it is teaching children self-regulation and other...


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Workforce Strategy, Part 11: Final Roundup - Stop or go?

More than a year after its launch, has the Workforce Strategy delivered? Charlotte Goddard provides a...


Childcare Counsel

Our resident employment lawyer Caroline Robins, principal associate at Eversheds, answers your questions...


Training Talk - Forest Skill

Former army rifleman Richard Dean (pictured) helped his setting become a Forest School through taking...


Your guide to the latest early years documents

Are you using the most recent Government documents giving advice on early years and safeguarding legislation?...

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