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Wales one step closer to making smacking illegal

Wales is today introducing legislation to end the physical punishment of children.

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Wales expands childcare training scheme

Wales has launched the second phase of a government-funded scheme giving participants the chance to trial a career in childcare.

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Children's centres facing a fight for survival, warn councils

The Local Government Association says it is 'inevitable' councils will be forced to close more children's centres unless the Government provides extra funding.

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Nurseries warn 1,140 hour funding 'insufficient' to deliver high-quality care

Responses from Scottish local authorities to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request reveal an average rate of £5.26 will be paid to providers to deliver the 1,140 hours from April.

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Northamptonshire asks DfE for more time for funding decision

Northamptonshire County Council has asked the DfE for an extension to the deadline for setting early years funding for 2019/20.


Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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Health & Well-Being: Promoting well-being - toxic stress

Toxic stress in childhood occurs when children face severe, prolonged or repeated adverse events without the...

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Grow Your Own… Tomatoes

Growing your own tomatoes is simple, and just a few plants will reward you with plenty of delicious tomatoes...

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Health & Well-Being: Poor form?

Dr Ronny Cheung, author of International Comparisons of Health and Wellbeing, talks to Meredith Jones Russell...

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Physical Development - Doing fine

Fine motor skills are apparently declining in school-leavers, so instilling them in the early years is vital,...

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EYFS Activities: Sharing books… Hat Tricks

Penny Tassoni has ideas for sharing a book full of surprises.

 

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Network Whispers - Baseline, Epipens and transition visits

Nursery World and NDNA join forces for a behind-the-scenes column

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Nursery Management: Training - The right mix

Practitioners are aware of the need for CPD, but not all training is created equal. Knowing how to identify...

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Nursery Management: Training - Initial findings

How useful is Early Years Teacher training and what difference does it make to leading practice? Samantha...

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Nursery Management: Inspection - In the frame

What is new in Ofsted’s recently published Education Inspection Framework, and what are the implications...

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