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Funding for projects that improve outcomes for children with SEND

Funding is available for projects that aim to raise the attainment of children with SEND from the age of three.

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Mayor launches early years awards scheme to improve children's health

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched an awards scheme for early years settings to support children’s health, well-being and development.

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Children continue to achieve a good level of development at the end of Reception

The number of children achieving a good level of development at the end of the EYFS has risen again, while the gender gap between boys and girls has fallen for the fifth year running.

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Health visitor numbers at their lowest since 2012

The number of health visitors has fallen by 8 per cent in a year and is now at its lowest level for six years, according to new analysis by the Labour party.

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Thousands of babies at risk of 'severe harm'

Nearly 16,000 babies under the age of one are growing up in ‘toxic’ households at risk of severe harm, warns a new report from the children’s commissioner.


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Animals - Go live!

Being with animals, either in a setting or on a farm, has a plethora of benefits for children, says nursery...

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Emotional Development - Time to Reflect

Reflect is an innovative approach to supporting children’s emotional development and resilience through working...

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EYFS Activities: Five ways to explore… conkers

Conkers have huge affordances – and luckily there is plenty of them right now, and they’re free! By Julie...

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Non-Verbal Communication - Eye to eye

Understanding non-verbal communication will help practitioners get on with parents, finds Charlotte Goddard...

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EYFS Activities: We've explored… animation

The children at one setting created sophisticated animations that were shown at their local cinema. By Annette...

 

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Guide to: Social Mobility policies

The Government has recently announced a raft of initiatives targeted at closing the disadvantage gap...

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Recruitment, Part 6: Diversity - Wider scope

What can settings do to attract more men, as well as more people from diverse ethnic backgrounds – and...

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Unpicking Ofsted Reports, part 9: Partnerships

With the 30 hours leading to more children attending multiple settings, Pennie Akehurst finds the common...

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Network Whispers - DfE use of figures, 30 hours celebrations and Universal Credit

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

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