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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.

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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.

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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,...

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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.

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£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.


Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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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...

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Sensory Processing: Part 2 - Vestibular system

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

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Health & Well-Being: Mother care - Doulas

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

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Resilience Outdoors - En route

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

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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

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GDPR in your setting: Ten common questions

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

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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...

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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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