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Norfolk plans £5m budget cut to children's centres

A petition against plans to cut Norfolk County Council’s children’s centre budget has attracted more than 5,000 signatures.

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Social mobility plan promises £50m for school nursery places

A new Government plan to boost social mobility has pledged £50m to increase school-based nursery places and close the 'word gap'.

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Ofsted annual report: EYFS does not prepare children for Year 1

The EYFS has weaknesses and should be improved to ensure children are better prepared for the national curriculum, Ofsted has said.

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Some nurseries will benefit from business rate relief from April

From next year, 'more than a hundred' nurseries in Wales will be exempt from paying business rates.

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Ofsted chief 'taken aback' by criticism of Reception report

Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman has hit back at critics of the inspectorate’s ‘Bold Beginnings’ report.


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Learning & Development: Music: Part 4 - Give voice

Communication, language and music are intrinsically linked, and it is important to understand this in the...

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - Wise Words

A snippet of Nursery World history and years of sound advice to parents are revealed in a new book about Susan...

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A Unique Child: Child development - Sleepy time

Early years practitioners have a vital role to play in developing healthy sleeping habits for the babies and...

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EYFS Activities - Five things to do on… a snowy day

How to make the most of snow activities this winter. By Julie Mountain

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Positive Relationships: Behaviour - Strength of feeling

How should practitioners deal with a child who is always angry and is making life difficult for everyone at...

 

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Managing Send, Part 3: Local Offer - A better offer

How can early years settings – and the families who use them – get the best out of their SEND local offer?...

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Children’s Services Update - New system

The current safeguarding system has been in operation for many years.

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Market Round-Up - Property forecast

Mark Traynor, of HRC Law, reports on a cool November for deals, and finds that crowdfunding has been...

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Children and Social Work Act, Part 4: Social Work - Social progress?

In the final part of this series, Ann Marie Christian sets out the changes to social work from an early...

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