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Under the Childcare Act 2006, local authorities have a duty to provide information, advice and training to early years providers to enable them to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Managing substantial budgets and ensuring that children's services are delivered to the highest standard within a local authority are part of this highly responsible role. Anne Hayes outlines the career path to this position
Family cruise holidays are enjoying a wave of popularity, according to the Trade Industry Association, and cruise companies employ dedicated teams of staff to ensure that all age groups are well cared for and entertained.
Both small and large nursery groups employ regional managers as part of their operational teams to oversee quality across all of their sites and ensure that the company's strategic vision is achieved.
Despite the recession, there are still entrepreneurs willing to take on the challenge of launching a day nursery. By Anne Hayes
With little or no experience of the emotional and physical demands of their new roles, first time mothers and fathers often find their parental responsibilities to be a considerable challenge.
The specialist leader of education (SLE) is a new role first introduced in the Department for Education's 2010 Schools White Paper - 'The Importance of Teaching'.
Infant massage is a type of complementary or alternative therapy that has been practised for generations in a number of cultures.
Steiner Waldorf education is founded on the work of the Austrian philosopher and educationalist Rudolf Steiner, who also influenced the fields of music, drama, architecture, finance, medicine and agriculture.
The Montessori method of education is based on the research and development of Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori (1870-1952).