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  • Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Early years settings can gain steady access to some good internet content by subscribing, says April Jones There are various online subscription websites with suitable content for early years settings. Such sites require a regular, annual subscription to access their premium content. Sometimes the content is also available on CD-Rom - a good idea, as graphics can be slow to load online, and it is also an insurance against those times when the internet is 'down'.

Living in hope

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  • Wednesday, January 12, 2005
How can after-school staff keep everyone happy? Jackie Nunns looks at the essential elements of a successful relationship between staff, the parents and the host school The out-of-school sector is awash with expectation, much of it unspoken, quite unrealistic and emotive.

In stock a monthly round-up of new resources

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  • Wednesday, January 5, 2005
* The National Childminding Association, with support from the Sure Start Unit, has launched a new training resource for childminders working with disabled children. Copies of the CD-Rom, Inclusive Childminding - working with disabled children, are available from membership services at NCMA, 8 Masons Hill, Bromley, Kent BR2 9EY or by emailing info@ncma.org.uk. Cost 30, including VAT and postage. * Supporting local delivery, published by the Department of Heath last month, outlines how the Government intends to support and assist local agencies in implementing the National Service Framework for for children, young people and maternity services. For more information see www.dh.gov.uk.

On course

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  • Wednesday, January 5, 2005
5 February Songs and stories with children under three

All about...CHILDREN'S LEARNING

To start off the New Year, Dr Jacqui Cousins reflects on her years of research into the language of four-year-olds and the continuing relevance of her findings for early years practitioners today All to play for

Ruth Kelly has been named Secretary of State for Education and Skills

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  • Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Ruth Kelly has been named Secretary of State for Education and Skills, following Charles Clarke's move to Home Secretary. Ms Kelly, 36, joined the Cabinet Office in 2004. She started work in the early 1990s as an economics writer on the Guardian before moving to the Bank of England. She became an MP in 1997 and was at the Treasury for three years. At 36, she is the youngest minister ever to serve in Tony Blair's cabinet. She is married with three daughters and a son.

Aberdeen's Hilton Treetops Hotel

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  • Wednesday, December 22, 2004
(Photograph) - More than 40 children staged a fasion show at Aberdeen's Hilton Treetops Hotel to raise 2,000 for NHS Grampian's Tartan Tots Nursery at Cornhill Hospital. Mothercare, Pumpkin Patch and Asda provided clothes from their autumn ranges. Nursery nurse Tracey Joss said, 'The night went well and they really enjoyed themselves.' Photo Paul Reid

Children's Rights in Northern Ireland 2004

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  • Wednesday, December 15, 2004
The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People has published Children's Rights in Northern Ireland 2004, available at www.niccy.org/childrensrights.aspx. Meanwhile, the Third Annual Report of the Children's Commissioner for Wales is on www.childcom.org.uk.

Excellence in services lauded by Sure Start

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  • Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Children's services across England celebrated success at the Sure Start Partners in Excellence awards ceremony at London's Cafe Royal on 7 December. Cherie Booth, patron of the awards scheme, and children's minister Margaret Hodge announced the 19 winners, who had been whittled down from a record 308 nominees and a shortlist of 38.

Fit for all

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  • Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Young children can learn to show tolerance and embrace differences when early years settings have carefully examined their own attitudes and practices, says Lynne Harvey We are reminded early in Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage that 'Practitioners should plan to meet the needs of both boys and girls, children with special needs, children who are more able, children with disabilities, children from all cultural and religious backgrounds, children of different ethnic groups including travellers, refugees and asylum seekers, and children from diverse linguistic backgrounds' (page 17).

About this series

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  • Wednesday, December 15, 2004
'A schema is a pattern of repeated actions. Clusters of schemas develop into later concepts.' (Chris Athey, 2003) These articles have been written by the Pen Green Team as a result of monthly seminars with Chris Athey, during which individual children's learning is reflected on and discussed at length.

A parent's guide to Child Trust Fund vouchers

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  • Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Paying the day-to-day bills can be enough of a struggle for many families without thinking about saving for their children's future, which is why ministers have introduced the Child Trust Fund scheme. Who will provide the CTF accounts?

Stop these colours

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  • Wednesday, December 15, 2004
I feel that the green 'full stop' NSPCC logo is very misleading to young children. I am a pre-school supervisor trying to teach the children in my care that red means stop and green means go. This is a universal code in all aspects of safety. How then, can the NSPCC send mixed messages to children by stating that green is stop?

A big enough change for now

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  • Wednesday, December 15, 2004
A big enough change for now By Sue Owen, director of the Early Childhood Unit at the National Children's Bureau

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