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'Completely free' 30 hours shunned by most providers

Only around a third of providers are offering the Government-funded 30-hours childcare completely free to parents, a major survey has found.


New look for NDNA

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has modernised its logo and branding to celebrate 20 years since achieving charitable status.


Second Education and Childcare qualifications panel set up

Childcare representatives including Penny Tassoni have been appointed to a new panel overseeing the government’s forthcoming T-level programmes.


Parents and children wanted for university reading study

Researchers at the University of Manchester are looking for parents and children to take part in a study looking at the benefits of reading together.


Councils step in to provide school lunches after Carillion collapse

The delivery of school meals and cleaning services at hundreds of schools faces uncertainty due to the collapse of construction company Carillion.


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Leadership - A touch of class

A child’s foundation for learning is their real experiences and should not be infused with ideology that devalues...


EYFS Best Practice: All about… spatial reasoning

Spatial reasoning skills are critical to early learning, particularly in mathematics, and need to be supported...


Learning & Development: Creativity - Let’s think

How a creative thinking and learning project in Newham benefited both the children and practitioners who took...


A Unique Child: Nutrition - By choice

Supporting children in making healthy choices about the food they eat works best when there is respect and...


Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Set free

How our Nursery of the Year Dandelion Education is breaking new ground. By Caroline Vollans


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Childcare counsel - common misconceptions

Our resident legal agony aunt, Caroline Robins, principal associate at Eversheds, myth-busts common misconceptions...


Leadership - A touch of class

A child’s foundation for learning is their real experiences and should not be infused with ideology that...


Workforce Strategy, Part 6: Diversity - Mirror, mirror

What progress is being made on representation of men in childcare, and what about other groups? asks...


Training Talk - The Best Gift

After a refresher in Froebellian principles, manager Tatiana Carvalho has found that open-ended resources...

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