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Growing children's nursery market attracting foreign investors

The value and size of the UK childcare market has continued to grow, fuelled by the expansion of two ‘super groups’ and increased interest from overseas investors and providers, finds a new report.


DfE to fund breakfast club provision in thousands of schools

More than 1,770 schools in areas of deprivation are to benefit from an investment of £26 million by the DfE to provide children with a healthy and nutritious breakfast.


Children's minister to review 30 hours effects on disadvantaged

Children and families minister Nadhim Zahawi has agreed to look at evidence which shows non-working parents and their children are being put at a disadvantage because they are not eligible for the 30 hours....


Robert Winston to speak at men in early years conference

Professor Robert Winston will headline the third national Men in Early Years Conference on Tuesday 10 July 2018.


Colleges cause confusion by stating need for GCSEs

An investigation by Nursery World has revealed that some colleges are incorrectly stating that Level 3 learners need GCSE passes at A*-C in English and maths to count in ratios or work in early years settings....


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EYFS Activities - We’ve explored… tubes

One setting investigated the purpose of pipes, which led to great educational play, finds Annette Rawstrone...


A Unique Child: Inclusion - Up to standard

New quality standards for supporting deaf children have been published, writes Annette Rawstrone


EYFS best practice in schools - In the balance

The recent ‘Bold Beginnings’ report by Ofsted has only added to the uncertainty about what is expected of...


Positive Relationships: Exclusions - Inside and out

How can settings avoid excluding children with challenging behaviour, asks Meredith Jones Russell


Learning & Development: Music: Part 7 - Far and wide

Use music and instruments from around the globe to help children understand the world, says Linda Pound


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Nursery Management: Design - Grand designs

Environment has a major effect on well-being, say Anthony Boulanger and Yeoryia Manolopoulou, directors...


Network Whispers

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


Unpicking Ofsted Reports, Part 2: Performance Management Systems - A poor performance

In the second part of this series, Pennie Akehurst, former head of the Early Years and Childcare Service...


Universal Credit: Part 3 - For better or worse?

How will Universal Credit hit self-employed parents, as well as childminders?

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