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Court rules looked-after children will be exempt from two-child cap on benefits

Families looking after children on behalf of relatives will no longer be penalised by the two-child benefits cap, thanks to a high court ruling.


Bright Horizons buys Zoom

Bright Horizons has bought Zoom Nurseries in London.


Early Years Teachers 'doing more work for same pay'

Most early years teachers don’t receive graduate-level pay, unlike the majority of those with Qualified Teacher Status, a survey has found.


Labour commits to introducing an additional health check for all babies

Labour’s shadow health secretary has pledged to introduce an additional health check for babies, as part of the party's commitment to making Britain’s children the healthiest in the world.


Just Childcare acquires nursery in old school building

Just Childcare has bought Playdays Daycare Nursery in Bolton.


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A Unique Child: Inclusion - With every sip

With little awareness of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and growing concern about their prevalence, practitioners...


Learning & Development: Digital Technology - A tangled web

To prepare young children for life spent increasingly online, parents and early years practitioners need to...


EYFS Activities: Five ways to develop… upper-body strength

Julie Mountain provides some tips for helping children develop the muscles in their upper body


EYFS Activities: Essential experiences… Learning about jobs

Introducing children to the jobs done by ‘people who help us’ will provide many learning benefits and improve...


Learning & Development Music: Part 8 - Express delivery

In the final part of her series, Linda Pound explores the role of music in Expressive Arts and Design


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Funding - A black hole?

The National Funding Formula for schools is changing from this month. What does this mean for early years,...


Network Whispers

Nursery World and NDNA’s behind-the-scenes column


Universal Credit: Part 4 - An incentive to work?

Will Universal Credit make parents paying for childcare better or worse off if they increase their hours,...


Unpicking Ofsted Reports, Part 3: Monitoring And Self-Evaluation

Pennie Akehurst, former head of the Early Years and Childcare Service at Derbyshire County Council, looks...

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