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More than 130 playgrounds close in two years

The number of playgrounds across England is falling rapidly, according to new research.

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Parents' reading project aims to boost three-year-olds' language

A new study aims to find out whether 20 minutes a day of story activities can help parents boost their child’s language skills.

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Nadhim Zahawi sets out next steps for £20m early years fund

The DfE is looking for a national training partner to take on the next stage of the Early Years Professional Development Fund, the children’s minister told delegates at the Nursery World Business Summit....

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Projects to support disadvantaged children’s early learning awarded £18m

Projects aimed at boosting home learning and improving training for professionals working with children with SEND, are among those that have been allocated a share of £18m in DfE funding.

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Budget failings to cost nursery sector nearly half a billion pounds

The cost to private and voluntary nurseries of last month’s budget is £437m according to an analysis by the National Day Nurseries Association.


Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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EYFS Activities: Sharing books… Where Bear?

Penny Tassoni has ideas for sharing Where Bear? by Sophy Henn

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EYFS Best Practice in schools - Set to work?

Grouping by ability is growing in popularity despite evidence showing that it can have a range of negative...

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Non-Verbal Communication - On message?

How adults communicate non-verbally with children aged three to five has a profound effect on self-esteem...

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Inclusion - Supporting… Jaipreet

How one nursery in the West Midlands helped a Punjabi-speaking girl become a confident talker in English before...

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EYFS Activities: Five ways to explore… sticks

Autumn’s abundance of fallen sticks could be the start of a stick love affair in your setting! By Julie Mountain...

 

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Nursery Chains: League Tables - Changing times

Although the top of the table remains the same, this year’s top 25 ranking reveals evidence elsewhere...

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Nursery Chains: Nursery Chains 1998-2018 - Chains at 20

How have the UK’s biggest nursery groups – and the early years sector as a whole – changed over the past...

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Nursery Chains: Award Winners - Pots of gold

David Wright, co-owner of 2018 Nursery Group of the Year winner Paint Pots, tells Annette Rawstrone about...

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Nursery Chains: Mental Health and Well-Being - All in the mind

With a quarter of the workforce considering leaving the profession due to stress, Karen Faux talks to...

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