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Debate about the role of ICT in the early years is surely some of the most polarised around, as our head-to-head between Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith and Dr Richard House shows (see pages 14-16).
Outdoor nurseries past and present enshrine important principles of good practice,says Editor Liz Roberts
Professor Cathy Nutbrown shows why, in the words of Comenius and Confucius, 'it is better to play than do nothing'.
Liz Roberts finds out why it's good to slow down and sing with babies
Sue Cowley asks what summer-born children need
As Ofsted publishes its second Early Years Annual Report, Nick Hudson looks at how early years settings need to balance teaching and play in a child’s early years
The Welsh Government deserves plaudits for its bravery in implementing the play-based Foundation Phase for threeto seven-year-olds - radical indeed compared to the way that things are progressing in England.
The new financial year is just about to start, and nurseries are hearing from local authorities about the new rates for the 15-hour funded places for three and four-year-olds.
How, why and when we should assess young children's learning is once more a matter for debate in English policy.
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