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Schools win funding to help disadvantaged children

A teacher from Salford has won funding to develop young children's communication and language through storytelling, in the Let Teachers SHINE 2018 awards.


Early years maths programme boosts children's development

Three-year-olds who took part in a scheme to improve maths teaching in early years settings made the equivalent of two extra months’ progress on average compared to other children, research suggests.


Providers invited to share experiences of 30 hours

The Pre-school Learning Alliance has launched a survey to gather early years providers’ experiences of delivering the 30 hours in the policy's first year.


Government scraps early years workforce strategy's graduate plans

DfE drops commitment to boosting graduates and allowing Early Years Teachers to teach in schools from the early years workforce strategy.


Welsh nurseries on board to deliver 30 hours

Survey reveals majority of nurseries in Wales will be participating in the 30 hours, in what the NDNA calls a ‘remarkable shift’ within the sector.

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Physical Development - Move on!

Supporting the physical development of children in their first year does not require specialist equipment,...


EYFS best practice - All about… photography

Photography is more than a visual art form and can unlock conversations with children, explains Pete Moorhouse,...


Speech & Language: Part 3 - Sound the alarm?

How to recognise when children need extra support to develop phonological awareness, and the best ways to...


Nutrition - A fresh start

Why one setting in Liverpool is being praised for revamping its food provision. By Meredith Jones Russell...


Outdoors - Open minded

As Chelsea Open Air Nursery School prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary, Nicole Weinstein finds out...


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Safeguarding, Part 1: The Current Climate - Too late

Many children in need are pre-school age, but early help is being cut. Rachel Buckler, trainer and consultant,...


Training Talk - Data Law

Undertaking General Data Protection Regulation training has helped nursery proprietor Jackie Offer spring-clean...


Child Protection - In harm’s way

Understanding why child abuse happens, and the role of settings in protection. By Eunice Lumsden


Childcare Counsel - Holiday pay and settlement agreements

Our resident employment lawyer Caroline Robins, principal associate at Eversheds, answers your questions...

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