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Nursery World Awards 2018 – the results are in

The wonderful recipients of the Nursery World Awards 2018 were unveiled last night (22 September) in a glittering ceremony at The Brewery in London, with Greenfields Nursery School and Children’s Centre...

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Group opens new nursery but closes another as underfunding hits

Sunhill Daycare has opened one new setting, but has been forced to close another because of cost pressures, blaming 30-hours underfunding.

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Parents fear children are exposed to junk food at school

A survey of by the Children’s Food Campaign highlights parents’ concerns that their children are learning to associate foods high in fat, salt and sugar with good behaviour at school.

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Manchester group on expansion trail

Growing group KidzRus Private Day Nurseries has purchased a fifth setting in Manchester.

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Children inhaling toxic air in the classroom and on school run

Children in the UK are exposed to more than 60 per cent of their daily air pollution intake during the school day and their journeys to and from school, according to new research.


Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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EYFS Best Practice in Schools: Chewing it over

Amid concerns that the quality of school meals is falling, charity programmes and initiatives at some schools...

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School readiness: A perfect fit?

Being a child-ready school means meeting the needs of new starters. Tamsin Grimmer offers some advice for...

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EYFS Activities: 5 ways to explore outdoors with under-threes

Outdoors is the very best place for babies and toddlers to explore, learn how the body works and to develop...

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EYFS Activities: We've Explored...Transient Art

How one setting provides the opportunity for children to make transient art, and what they get out of it....

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Sharing books...Angelica Sprocket's Pockets

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Latest Management

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Nursery Management: workforce: the future - On the cards

What does the future have in store for the early years workforce if current trends continue? Sara Bonetti,...

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Nursery Management: Qualifications - Status quo?

What does the history of early years policy and qualifications tell us about today’s workforce? Hannah...

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Unpicking Ofsted reports, part 8: vulnerable children

When it comes to vulnerable children, how should settings approach areas such as assessment and planning...

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A guide to the childhood obesity strategy

Following criticism of its obesity strategy, the Government added a second chapter earlier this year...

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