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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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


Emotional Development - Time to Reflect

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


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...


Non-Verbal Communication - Eye to eye

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


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...


Recruitment, Part 6: Diversity - Wider scope

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


Unpicking Ofsted Reports, part 9: Partnerships

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


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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