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Sector unites ahead of Government consultation on EYFS

A new early years coalition has launched a survey for practitioners and leaders, amid widespread concern about the Government’s planned changes for the Early Years Foundation Stage.


East Sussex children's centres could close

Fourteen children’s centres in East Sussex have been earmarked for closure in an attempt to cut council budgets.


Scotland launches early years resources

A new induction pack has been published for people working in early learning and childcare in Scotland.


Montessori children's garden wins gold at Chelsea

A garden designed to celebrate 100 years since Maria Montessori introduced her pioneering educational vision to Britain has won a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.


Government accused of refusing to acknowledge extent of UK poverty

The Government is being urged to reverse the benefits freeze and two-child limit in a new report, which suggests ministers are in denial about the proliferation of extreme poverty in the UK.

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Inclusion - Going strong

How one setting in south London is supporting children who have mental health and well-being issues. By Annette...


Creating A Library - Shelf life

How – and why – one setting created a library for two-year-olds and their parents. By Amina Khan, early childhood...


Parent’s Guide: New experiences – Starting school

Everything parents need to know about preparing their children for starting school and settling in, with helpful...


Outdoors in Japan: part 1 - Risk and return

In the first of a four-part series, Julie Mountain explores what Japanese kindergartens can teach us about...


EYFS best practice: All about… settling in to school – a child’s perspective

What are children’s real experiences of making the transition from early years setting to Reception? By the...


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Managing Equality and Diversity, Part 5: Race and Ethnicity - On identity

How can early years settings help stop children being disadvantaged by racial bias? By Gabriella Jozwiak...


Training - The new Level 3 apprenticeship

After five years of delays, the new Level 3 early years apprenticeship standard is finally here. So what’s...


Childcare Counsel

Our resident employment lawyer Caroline Robins, Eversheds principal associate, answers your questions...


Training Talk - Soundabout

How the charity’s music course is helping children with special needs’ development. By Gabriella Jozwiak...

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