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Teachers' poll highlights rise in child poverty

Children are arriving at school without winter coats and wearing sandals in cold weather, according to teachers polled by the National Education Union.


Cash-strapped council plans to axe children's centre teachers

Teachers working in Leicester City’s children’s centres are at risk of losing their jobs because the council says it can no longer afford them.


Storal Learning nursery group adds three settings

Storal Learning nursery group has acquired the Swingboat Nurseries chain.


Ofsted Early Years Pedagogy and Practice Forum members named

Ofsted has named the 22 expert members of the Early Years Pedagogy and Practice Forum, after receiving 1,400 applications.


Nine-year-old girl's welcoming message wins The Big Issue cover competition

A nine-year-old girl’s drawing of a pink front door with a Christmas wreath is the winning entry in The Big Issue festive magazine competition.

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Communication & Language - Chatting away!

How one school improved the language skills of nursery and Reception children. Deputy head teacher Helen Lombard...


SEND - Firm focus for childminders

Caring for a child with SEND needn’t be daunting. Maureen Hunt offers childminders advice on how to meet a...


EYFS Activities: Sharing books… The Mitten

by Jan Brett (1989)


Non-Verbal Communication - Self expression

Practitioners must understand how two-year-olds communicate through behaviour, and the important part played...


Outings - A towering success

A whole-school outing to the Tower of London by Alice Model Nursery School was repeated this year because...


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Network Whispers - Ministerial numeracy standards, National Living Wage, and the 30 hours 'surprise'

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


A guide to universal credit changes - Change for good?

The Government has changed its plans for Universal Credit. Here’s what these announcements mean for you....


Unpicking Ofsted Reports, Part 10: Teaching and Learning and the New Inspection Framework

Former head of early years Pennie Akehurst looks forward to the Education Inspection Framework, set to...


Recruitment, Part 8: Upskilling Staff - Up for it

What are the best ways for settings to improve their staff’s numeracy and literacy skills, and what training...

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