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Manchester group on expansion trail

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


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.


Parents want more help from employers to balance work with caring for family

Parents and carers need better support to help them to stay in work, according to new research.


Norfolk County Council plans to close 46 of its 53 children’s centres

All but seven of Norfolk’s 53 children’s centres could close under proposals put out by the council.


Alliance blames lack of Government funding for closing fifth of settings

The Pre-school Learning Alliance has closed 23 nurseries since January, as a direct result of the longstanding Government under-funding of 15- and 30-hour childcare entitlements, Nursery World can reveal....

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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...


School readiness: A perfect fit?

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


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...


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....


Sharing books...Angelica Sprocket's Pockets

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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,...


Nursery Management: Qualifications - Status quo?

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


Unpicking Ofsted reports, part 8: vulnerable children

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


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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