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Children’s minister Nadhim Zahawi has expanded a range of measures to help tackle the language and literacy gap among five-year-olds in the most disadvantaged areas by training practitioners.
Staff-to-child ratios, and more importantly, staff qualifications and in-service training can predict the quality of pre-school childcare settings, a new study has found.
Teachers are ‘deeply concerned’ by the effects of poverty on children’s learning, with many believing the situation has worsened in the last few years, according to a survey.
Under-fives living in disadvantaged areas are to benefit from additional help with their early speech and communication skills, as part of a £6.5m investment from the DfE.
New research has found that targeted music lessons for under-fives in deprived areas help to close the gap, particularly for children with complex needs.
As Montessori celebrates 100 years of training in the UK, Nursery World meets Leonor Stjepic, CEO of Montessori St Nicholas
Battledown Centre for Children and Families in Cheltenham has been awarded Early Years Setting of the year at the seventh annual Shine a Light awards.
Nine in ten parents of children six and under agree that early years educators have an essential role to play in their child’s development and believe they should be paid accordingly, research suggests.
A call for Government to bring in guidance for 'zero screen time' for babies will be made at an infant well-being conference today.
Sixty charities and organisations have joined forces to urge the Prime Minister to do more to improve support for the 1.4 million children with speech, language and communication needs.
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