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EYT qualification’s ‘uncertain future’

The future ‘looks bleak’ for the Early Years Teacher (EYT) qualification as numbers taking up the training plummet and more providers drop the course.


Top marks for large groups

Nurseries and pre-schools operating in large groups have a greater proportion of Outstanding grades, Ofsted’s annual report shows.


Spotlight on…Harry Pratt and Liam Willett

First male Norland College graduates


Fighting over the scraps

When it comes to funding and positive action, the early years sector has received slim pickings from the Government in 2018


South Wales nursery group expands

The owners of a South Wales day nursery have secured a five-figure finance package to open two new settings in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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Communication & Language - Chatting away!

How one school improved the language skills of nursery and Reception children. Deputy head teacher Helen Lombard...


SEND - Firm focus for childminders

Caring for a child with SEND needn’t be daunting. Maureen Hunt offers childminders advice on how to meet a...


EYFS Activities: Sharing books… The Mitten

by Jan Brett (1989)


Non-Verbal Communication - Self expression

Practitioners must understand how two-year-olds communicate through behaviour, and the important part played...


Outings - A towering success

A whole-school outing to the Tower of London by Alice Model Nursery School was repeated this year because...


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Recruitment, Part 8: Upskilling Staff - Up for it

What are the best ways for settings to improve their staff’s numeracy and literacy skills, and what training...


Network Whispers - Ministerial numeracy standards, National Living Wage, and the 30 hours 'surprise'

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


A guide to universal credit changes - Change for good?

The Government has changed its plans for Universal Credit. Here’s what these announcements mean for you....


Unpicking Ofsted Reports, Part 10: Teaching and Learning and the New Inspection Framework

Former head of early years Pennie Akehurst looks forward to the Education Inspection Framework, set to...

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