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Hundreds of children and parents march against Reception baseline

More than 200 four-year-olds, their parents and teachers marched to Downing Street today demanding the Government halt its plan to test children when they first start school.

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Low wages driving childcare workers into retail jobs

Childcare wages are falling, while those in retail are rising, according to research highlighting the risk of a growing exodus from the early years workforce.

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Guidance recommends no screen time for under-twos

The first ever World Health Organisation (WHO) physical activity guidelines for under-fives, recommend no screen time for one-year-olds and no more than an hour for two- to-four-year-olds.

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Kingston university to close nursery

A university nursery is set to close while a new nursery is opening on an independent school site.

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DfE £30,000 project to recruit more men in early years

The Department for Education has launched a new drive to recruit more men into childcare as a career.


Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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Ofsted: best practice guide - Planning for challenge

Bristol-based setting The Nursery has won praise for its approach to planning to best challenge children and...

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Working with Parents - The young ones

How can early years settings support very young mothers and cater to their unique needs and challenges? Charlotte...

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Dialogic Reading - Let’s share

Dialogic reading, where the child is prompted to be the teller of the story, has been a success at LEYF, explains...

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Sensory Processing, Part 4: In touch

How the tactile sense develops in young children, and its purpose in relation to physical and emotional health....

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EYFS Activities: Five ways to explore… Tiny containers

Small receptacles provide a plethora of opportunities, says Julie Mountain

 

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Guide to: National minimum/living wage

HR expert Jacqui Mann sets out everything you need to know about increases to the minimum wage rates...

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Ofsted: best practice guide - Planning for challenge

Bristol-based setting The Nursery has won praise for its approach to planning to best challenge children...

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EYFS training: Part 4 – Birth to 18 months - Baby brain

What are the statutory training requirements for staff working in baby rooms and what relevant courses...

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Network Whispers - Assessment, business rates and kebabs

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

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