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Places rise despite slight drop in nursery numbers

Childcare places in Scotland have risen, ahead of the expansion of 1,140 hours of funded early learning and childcare next year.

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Schools told to prepare for Brexit

Schools have been asked by the Government to explain their plans for ensuring they have enough food in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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Kitbags developed to help social workers talk to children

Social workers are trialing the use of finger puppets and a ‘talking stick’ to use in their conversations with young children.

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Almost 200 schools drop out of Baseline pilot

Almost 200 schools that initially signed up to the Reception Baseline pilot have dropped out.

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Parents find reading together helps children talk about their worries

More than 700,000 Reception children will receive a free book this week, as a study finds reading helps children to open up about their feelings.


Latest Early Years & Nursery Practice

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Around the Nursery: Sand and water - Making progress

How can settings ensure their sand and water provision meets the requirements of the new Education Inspection...

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EYFS best practice in schools - Happy families?

Establishing effective relationships with parents is crucial to engaging them in their children’s education....

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Digital Documentation - Time to think

How can practitioners use digital documentation systems in a way that recognises every child’s capacity and...

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Health & Well-Being - Container Baby Syndrome

Too much containerisation – such as in a pushchair or car seat – is bad for babies. Meredith Jones Russell...

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EYFS Activities: Five ways to… mark-make outside

How to combine mark-making activity with the outdoors environment. By Julie Mountain

 

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Nursery Management: Working Poverty, Childcare Practitioners - Childcare’s dirty secret

We know early years education suffers from a pay problem, but just how does this affect practitioners’...

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Network Whispers - funding gap, tax errors, ministers a go-go

Nursery World and National Day Nurseries Association join forces for a behind-the-scenes column

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EYFS training: part 9 – Literacy - The write way

What training is available to help practitioners support children’s early literacy? Charlotte Goddard...

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Ofsted: best practice guide – parents - Getting parents on board

How The Village Nursery and Pre-School in Cheshire involves parents in nursery life and their children’s...

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