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Northamptonshire County Council in early years funding blunder

A new IT system has caused havoc for childcare providers in Northamptonshire, leaving more than 80 per cent of them with either overpayments or underpayments for funded places.


The Big Picture - Women warriors

Viking women will take centre stage at the 2019 Jorvik Viking Festival in York on 20-27 February.


Ministers seek to plug gaps for 0-2s

A new cross-Government ministerial group, chaired by the leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom MP, has been working to identify gaps in support and services for families from when a child is conceived...


Spotlight on...Clare Morris

Nursery manager at Honeybear Nursery and Pre-School in Whalley Range


Children in 'Opportunity Area' have improved outcomes

Children in the most deprived area of the country have seen a huge improvement in their outcomes at the end of the EYFS following a major programme of targeted Government investment.

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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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