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EYT qualification’s ‘uncertain future’

The future ‘looks bleak’ for the Early Years Teacher (EYT) qualification as numbers taking up the training plummet and more providers drop the course.

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Top marks for large groups

Nurseries and pre-schools operating in large groups have a greater proportion of Outstanding grades, Ofsted’s annual report shows.

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Spotlight on…Harry Pratt and Liam Willett

First male Norland College graduates

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Fighting over the scraps

When it comes to funding and positive action, the early years sector has received slim pickings from the Government in 2018

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South Wales nursery group expands

The owners of a South Wales day nursery have secured a five-figure finance package to open two new settings in Rhondda Cynon Taf.


Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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Communication & Language - Chatting away!

How one school improved the language skills of nursery and Reception children. Deputy head teacher Helen Lombard...

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SEND - Firm focus for childminders

Caring for a child with SEND needn’t be daunting. Maureen Hunt offers childminders advice on how to meet a...

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EYFS Activities: Sharing books… The Mitten

by Jan Brett (1989)

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Non-Verbal Communication - Self expression

Practitioners must understand how two-year-olds communicate through behaviour, and the important part played...

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Outings - A towering success

A whole-school outing to the Tower of London by Alice Model Nursery School was repeated this year because...

 

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Recruitment, Part 8: Upskilling Staff - Up for it

What are the best ways for settings to improve their staff’s numeracy and literacy skills, and what training...

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Network Whispers - Ministerial numeracy standards, National Living Wage, and the 30 hours 'surprise'

Nursery World and NDNA join forces for a behind-the-scenes column

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A guide to universal credit changes - Change for good?

The Government has changed its plans for Universal Credit. Here’s what these announcements mean for you....

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Unpicking Ofsted Reports, Part 10: Teaching and Learning and the New Inspection Framework

Former head of early years Pennie Akehurst looks forward to the Education Inspection Framework, set to...

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