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Hot housing for fun

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Learning through play is blossoming at Kew Gardens in London's newest interactive playground. 'Climbers and Creepers', designed for children from three to nine, has just opened and will keep them coming back for more long after summer is over. Children can get eaten by a giant Venus Fly Trap and climb inside a huge fragrant flower to pollinate it like a bee, after crawling through the prickly bramble patch and resisting the inedible green berries. Children are admitted free at Kew with a paying adult.

All my own work

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Norland College gave second-year students a chance to show off the creative work they have done over the past two years and celebrate the end of their course before they apply for their first nanny jobs. The special display day on 17 June was held in the Assembly Rooms in Bath in the company of the Mayor of Bath. Along with their coursework, students displayed the 'quillos' (a combined quilt and pillow), fancy dress costumes, masks, party projects, wooden toys, baby's mobiles and an educational resource they made themselves.

Pupils miss school to care for family

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Children in Scotland as young as five are missing school to care for relatives with disabilities or problems ranging from mental illness to alcoholism and drug abuse.

Mary Paterson Nursery School in London

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  • Wednesday, July 14, 2004
(Photograph) - Tactile, colourful mosaics designed by children at Mary Paterson Nursery School in London now adorn the outside of their building. Artists Miriam Gold and Imogen Ward from the October Gallery, funded by the Westminster EAZ - Creativity in the Curriculum Project, helped the children with five circular murals depicting nature scenes. Photo Alex Macnaughton

Essay winner focuses on relationships

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  • Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Jools Page from Kent has won this year's Nursery World student essay competition, which took the theme 'Caring for birth to threes'. Jools is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Sheffield, researching 'key person' relationships and the triangular relationship between the carer, the child and the child's parents. She said she chose to focus her research on the birth to three age group because she feels this group is often overlooked.

Nursery activities

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  • Wednesday, July 14, 2004
The children's artwork at St Oswald's Pre-school Learning Centre so impressed a visiting member of the local council staff that it has been reproduced for the Co Durham town's residents to enjoy The children at St Oswald's have recently been creating their own ladybirds as part of a topic on minibeasts. They were highly motivated by their ladybird activities and, as they worked, they were able to cover many of the stepping stones towards the early leaning goals. As well as demonstrating their individual creative skills they counted spots, compared sizes and shapes, investigated ladybird features, read ladybird stories, sang ladybird rhymes and pretended to move like ladybirds.

TV Supernanny to the rescue

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  • Wednesday, July 7, 2004
The star of a new three-part television series, 'Supernanny', has been hailed as a 'modern day Mary Poppins'. Jo Frost is 34 and has had 16 years' experience of nannying. In the series she is drafted into the homes of three different families to turn around the behaviour of wilful children and change the family's childrearing habits.

'Scrap baby bonds to fund centres'

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  • Wednesday, July 7, 2004
As the Labour Government and Conservative opposition traded political punches last week on education policy, Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy joined the fray with an attack on so-called 'baby bonds', the Government's plan to give every newborn child 250.

Centre stage

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  • Wednesday, July 7, 2004
A new qualification for the leaders of integrated centres, and why it's needed, is explained by Dr Margy Whalley

Time to digest

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  • Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Can you dish it out as well as take it - the viewpoint of either party in any personal interaction arising at work? Gill Moore gives tips on listening and responding

Case study: New River Green Centre

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  • Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Sheila Harrison was previously deputy head of the New River Green early years centre in Islington, London, and now works there one day a week as a consultant to those working with under-threes in addition to her job as a tutor at Hackney College. She says that appropriate provision for the under-threes involves the adults' readiness to look at what the children are interested in 'rather than looking for learning outcomes and setting up curriculum-based activity'.

Thanks to Coram's

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  • Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Coram Family, the latest incarnation of Thomas Coram's 18th-century children's charity ('Taking refuge', 3 June), continues his innovative ways of caring for children, for which my family have particular cause to be grateful. My mother was admitted to the Foundling Hospital in central London in January 1915 at the age of nine weeks, and grew up in its care. Most girls were placed in service when they reached school-leaving age, but in the 1920s, realising they had some academically bright girls, Coram's rented a house in Hampstead and used it as a home for a dozen girls, my mother among them, who were enrolled at the prestigious (and fee-paying) Camden High School for Girls.

Early years SSC set to launch

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  • Wednesday, June 30, 2004
The establishment of the long-awaited Sector Skills Council (SSC) bringing together those working in early years and childcare as well as children's social care was expected to be announced this week.

Quote of the week

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  • Wednesday, June 23, 2004
'I see children of five and younger coming into hospital to have teeth removed under general anaesthetic. In a so-called civilised country in the 21st century, that's unacceptable.' Professor Liz Kay, chair of the British Dental Association's health and science committee, on a survey by BBC Radio 4's Today programme that found tooth decay in children in Scotland is the worst in the UK

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