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  • Outdoors - Ground work

    The natural environment is benefiting children with sensory processing problems at Merseyside’s first outdoor nursery, explains Nicole Weinstein

  • Nutrition - Fuel up

    One project is feeding children while teaching sustainability. By Meredith Jones Russell

  • Interview - Sir Kevan Collins

    Chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation

  • Late payments: Running dry

    What can providers do if faced with late payments from their local authority? Do they have any legal redress? Meredith Jones Russell reports

Latest News & Analysis

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Dame Martina Milburn tipped for chair of Social Mobility Commission

Dame Martina Milburn has been named as the Government’s preferred candidate for chair of the Social Mobility Commission.

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Exposure to germs could prevent childhood leukaemia

Exposing children to common harmless bugs, for example at nursery, could help prevent the most common type of childhood cancer.

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Eating fish in pregnancy not linked to autism in children

Scientists have looked at the assumption that eating fish in pregnancy is a major cause of autism in children and found no evidence for the claims.

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Hospital offers early years education to young patients

A charity has launched what it claims is the first hospital-based pre-school provision for patients in the country.

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Nursery children tackle dementia

A new television programme investigates whether three- and four-year-olds can help elderly people with dementia.


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Outdoors - Ground work

The natural environment is benefiting children with sensory processing problems at Merseyside’s first outdoor...

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Working with parents - A certain age

With more children being born to older mothers, it is important practitioners understand their unique needs,...

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Nutrition - Fuel up

One project is feeding children while teaching sustainability. By Meredith Jones Russell

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EYFS best practice - All about… junk modelling

The flexibility and abundance of ‘junk’ give children enormous learning benefits and unrivalled creative opportunities,...

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Speech & language: part 1 - Can’t talk or won’t talk?

Selective mutism and being a reluctant talker are different conditions, explain Anne-Marie Tassoni and Penny...

 

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Late payments: Running dry

What can providers do if faced with late payments from their local authority? Do they have any legal...

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Workforce strategy, part 10: sector-led quality improvement - What funding?

Analysing the final section of the Workforce Strategy, Charlotte Goddard discovers that funding promised...

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Childcare Counsel - post-termination restrictions

Our resident employment lawyer Caroline Robins, principal associate at Eversheds, answers a question...

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Training Talk - Autism

How an autism course helped Stacey Smith improve a girl’s behaviour. By Gabriella Jozwiak

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