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Children's centre use drops dramatically

The number of children using children’s centres has fallen by nearly 20 per cent, with a sharp drop in use among under-fives.

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Nursery first aid award extends to Scotland

Millie’s Mark is launching in Scotland.

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Children to play at museum curator

The V&A Museum of Childhood has transformed a gallery into a working design studio, enabling children to experiment with new ways of displaying objects.

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Phonics training company to run literacy centre

The Department for Education has come under fire for awarding the contract to run a centre that will train Reception teachers to teach children to read to a leading commercial phonics provider.

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New school food regulations aim to reduce children's consumption of red meat

Scotland is to become the first country in the UK to set maximum limits for consumption of red processed meat in schools.


Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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Inclusion - Free to choose

How can settings ensure that boys and girls are given equal and unbiased opportunity to take part in all activities?...

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EYFS best practice: All about… imaginary friends

Why do some children have imaginary friends, when do they have them and what purpose do they perform, asks...

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Enabling Environments - Hit or miss?

Removing toys from a nursery school in Bristol for a month resulted in the two-year-olds not wanting them...

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Resilience - Going strong

In an edited extract from her new book, Building a Resilient Workforce in the Early Years, Helen Garnett explains...

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Outdoors in Japan, part 2 - Have a go!

When it comes to risk-taking and resilience, Japan’s settings get the most out of adults and the outdoors,...

 

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Latest Management

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Childcare Counsel - male discrimination, suspending over allegations

Our resident employment lawyer Caroline Robins, Eversheds principal associate, answers your questions...

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Managing Equality and Diversity, Part 6: Language and Culture - Culture club

How can settings be understanding of and open to children and staff’s different cultures, asks Gabriella...

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Inspection - The handbook for schools

In the first of a two-part series looking at the new Ofsted handbooks, lead teacher for Bristol Early...

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EYFS training: part 5 – 18 to 36 months - Twos up

Charlotte Goddard looks at the training and support available to early years practitioners responsible...

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