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Boys from poorer backgrounds gain most from not delaying school start

Disadvantaged boys benefit most from starting Reception in September, according to new research.


Warning over impact of Universal Credit on early years provider funding

Self-employed childcare providers could miss out on Universal Credit as a result of receiving early years entitlement funding, the Early Years Alliance has warned.


Gap likely to grow in social mobility 'coldspots'

The Government’s shift in focus towards childcare as a means of getting parents back to work, away from good quality early years education, is affecting settings’ quality and impacting social mobility,...


DfE to pay for free learning apps for disadvantaged children

Families from disadvantaged backgrounds will get free access to apps as part of a new Government initiative.


£60m awarded to grow 30-hour childcare in Wales

The Welsh government has earmarked £60m to build or refurbish more than 100 Childcare settings as part of expanding 30-hour childcare.

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EYFS Activities: We’ve explored… art

One setting took children’s artwork to another level by exhibiting it at a major gallery, discovers Annette...


Sensory Processing: Part 2 - Vestibular system

Development of the vestibular sense – and addressing over- and under-sensitivity – is explored by Anne O’Connor...


Health & Well-Being: Mother care - Doulas

How doulas are providing valuable support to women in Bradford. By Meredith Jones Russell


Resilience Outdoors - En route

Being outdoors offers unique and plentiful opportunities to build our own and children’s resilience, explains...


EYFS Activities: Five ways to explore… Tarpaulins

If you don’t already have a tarp collection at your setting, perhaps these ideas will tempt you, says Julie...


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On the Grapevine - Network Whispers

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


GDPR in your setting: Ten common questions

How do the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) work in practice? Alexander Fetani, of the Early...


EYFS training: Part 2 - The key person role

Because the key person is linked to attachment, it is a vital role for practitioners to understand and...


Unpicking Ofsted Reports: Inspection Roundup - Top Ofsted issues

To round off our series on common themes in Ofsted inspections, Pennie Akehurst presents the top ten...

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