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Places rise despite slight drop in nursery numbers

Childcare places in Scotland have risen, ahead of the expansion of 1,140 hours of funded early learning and childcare next year.


Schools told to prepare for Brexit

Schools have been asked by the Government to explain their plans for ensuring they have enough food in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


Kitbags developed to help social workers talk to children

Social workers are trialing the use of finger puppets and a ‘talking stick’ to use in their conversations with young children.


Almost 200 schools drop out of Baseline pilot

Almost 200 schools that initially signed up to the Reception Baseline pilot have dropped out.


Parents find reading together helps children talk about their worries

More than 700,000 Reception children will receive a free book this week, as a study finds reading helps children to open up about their feelings.

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Around the Nursery: Sand and water - Making progress

How can settings ensure their sand and water provision meets the requirements of the new Education Inspection...


EYFS best practice in schools - Happy families?

Establishing effective relationships with parents is crucial to engaging them in their children’s education....


Digital Documentation - Time to think

How can practitioners use digital documentation systems in a way that recognises every child’s capacity and...


Health & Well-Being - Container Baby Syndrome

Too much containerisation – such as in a pushchair or car seat – is bad for babies. Meredith Jones Russell...


EYFS Activities: Five ways to… mark-make outside

How to combine mark-making activity with the outdoors environment. By Julie Mountain


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Nursery Management: Working Poverty, Childcare Practitioners - Childcare’s dirty secret

We know early years education suffers from a pay problem, but just how does this affect practitioners’...


Network Whispers - funding gap, tax errors, ministers a go-go

Nursery World and National Day Nurseries Association join forces for a behind-the-scenes column


EYFS training: part 9 – Literacy - The write way

What training is available to help practitioners support children’s early literacy? Charlotte Goddard...


Ofsted: best practice guide – parents - Getting parents on board

How The Village Nursery and Pre-School in Cheshire involves parents in nursery life and their children’s...

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