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MPs' stark warning to Government over nurseries' sustainability

The situation for private and voluntary nurseries in England is so dire that early years education and childcare are at risk of becoming services that only wealthy families can access, MPs and peers have...



Interview - Gillian Doherty, founder of SEND Action Campaign Group

SEND Action has recently demonstrated outside the Royal Courts of Justice to support families making...


Interview - Sylvia Tiffney

The director of the nursery in Stallingborough, Lincolnshire has been awarded an MBE for services to...


Interview - Dr Linda Greenwall

The trust has called on the Government to urgently fund supervised toothbrushing programmes in nurseries...

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Literacy and play for all

The developmental importance of play needs to be recognised beyond the EYFS and into children’s subsequent...


Editor’s view - Making the grades

The early years sector is gearing up for the new Education Inspection Framework as concerns remain about...