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Projects to support disadvantaged children’s early learning win funding of £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.


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.


Call for national early intervention strategy

MPs are calling for a new national early intervention strategy to tackle childhood adversity and trauma, and are calling on the Government to hold the long-delayed consultation on children's centres.


Education Secretary questioned in Parliament over our 30 hours investigation

A leading MP has called for the Government to better evaluate the impact of its policies after our investigation found that the 30 hours offer is penalising disadvantaged children.


European nursery chain LPCR buys Head Start group

Les Petits Chaperons Rouges, which owns Kiddi Caru, has acquired the Head Start Day Nursery group of four settings.

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EYFS Activities: Sharing books… Where Bear?

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


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...


Non-Verbal Communication - On message?

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


Inclusion - Supporting… Jaipreet

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


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...


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...


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...


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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