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'Bring Your Bear'

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  • Wednesday, May 12, 2004
(Photograph) - Early years settings and schools across the UK are invited to join the biggest-ever 'Bring Your Bear' party next month to raise funds for Action Medical Research and celebrate the birthday of its mascot, Paddington Bear. The charity hopes that more than 1,000 schools, nurseries and playgroups will join the fun between 21 and 25 June, with money-raising ideas suggested in an information pack available by calling 01403 327 444 or on the website www.action.org.uk/byb. Photo Action Medical Research?

The magic circle

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  • Wednesday, May 5, 2004
Circle time is intended to serve a highly useful function: providing a quiet, secure period when children are given the chance to sit down and discuss issues that affect them in their everyday lives Help books

Correction

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  • Wednesday, May 5, 2004
The telephone number for Early Years Outdoors registrations was omitted from the feature 'A special place' in last week's Nursery World. It is 01962 845811.

New life for an old fire station

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  • Wednesday, May 5, 2004
(Photograph) - Photo Newsteam/Anita Maric A redundant Warwickshire fire station has re-opened as a village community centre and pre-school providing full-day care, breakfast and after-school clubs, and holiday play schemes. Residents of Tysoe, near Stratford-upon-Avon, clubbed together to form the Tysoe Children's Group to save the building after the fire station closed in 1998. Their ambitious programme of fundraising included fetes, murder mystery evenings, dances, a farmers' market and sponsored abseiling down the church tower.

Broader choice on school menus

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  • Wednesday, May 5, 2004
Exotic dishes such as sweet and sour noodles and Mexican chicken fajitas will be on offer in Glasgow's primary schools alongside traditional favourites such as steak pie, potatoes and cabbage, as the city council serves up new menus to promote healthy eating. The 70-dish Fuel Zone Menu, which was piloted in four Glasgow schools earlier this year, will be rolled out to all 197 primary schools and 17 of the city's 32 special educational needs schools between now and the end of October. The council is distributing a newsletter to parents informing them that more than 40,000 pupils will have a choice between a main meal, a vegetarian main meal, a snack, baked potato, sandwich, roll or salad.

Little citizens

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  • Wednesday, May 5, 2004
What does citizenship mean for young children who are only just beginning to socialise? Practitioners need to consider the learning that goes on in their settings Citizenship may not be a term that practitioners immediately associate with the Foundation Stage. It does not appear in the curriculum guidance document and it is not widely used within early years literature. However, when we consider what citizenship, or being a good citizen, actually means in relation to young children, it is very easy to see how important the early years are in laying the foundations for the future.

A historical perspective

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  • Wednesday, May 5, 2004
Events in history and the need for social change have influenced the way early childhood approaches have developed. The concept of citizenship, and all it entails can be found at the heart of various approaches to early years education. Each focuses on aspects of developing self-awareness, relationships, rights and responsibilities, and personal wellbeing. Montessori

Can't afford the job

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  • Wednesday, May 5, 2004
I love the job I do as a nursery nurse, and the rewards I get from looking after children are unparalleled. However, in this day and age, especially with growing concerns over quality in childcare, I feel we are being neglected as a profession. This is shown in our salary scale. I am 25 and since qualifying four years ago I have not been able to afford to move out of my parents' home. This is not through choice but necessity, as it is not possible for me to commit to a mortgage and other financial responsibilities on the wage I'm earning.

To the point...

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  • Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Our weekly columnist Beatrix Campbell thinks there's no getting around a redistribution of funds When New Labour came to power in 1997 it spun itself as a political project unencumbered by historical baggage, travelling light in a philosophy-free zone.

Show me the child at seven

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  • Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Show me the child at seven: the consequences of conduct problems in childhood for psychosocial functioning in adulthood Data were gathered during the Christchurch Health and Development Study (a 25-year longitudinal study of a birth cohort of 1,265 New Zealand children). Childhood conduct problems were associated with a wide range of adverse psychosocial outcomes (crime, substance use, mental health, relationships). Children in the most disturbed 5 per cent had rates of these outcomes from 1.5 to 19 times higher than the least disturbed 50 per cent.

Nothing to fear

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  • Wednesday, August 17, 2005
When I read the 'Letter of the week' (4 August) I did not know whether to laugh or cry. Surely the whole point of the unannounced inspections is to raise standards and to prevent settings raising their game just for a short period of time while they feel that their inspector might call.

Caerau Nursery School

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2005
(Photograph) - Children from Caerau Nursery School in Cardiff wheel an apple tree into their new garden, opened last month by minister for education and lifelong learning Jane Davidson. The nursery won 5,000 from Awards for All Wales to develop the area with a pond, vegetable patch, sandpit and quiet seating area, plus a willow tunnel to come in spring.

Editor's view

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2005
With continuing calls for action to attract more men to work childcare, it is interesting to see the growth in husband-and-wife childminding teams that is quietly taking place (see 'Two's company', pages 20-21). For couples who are happy to work together, running a childminding business from home can be an ideal way of balancing domestic and professional life.

Reaching out

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  • Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Isolation in both rural and urban communities is being overcome by prize-winning Sure Start initiatives. Judith Napier reports Community isolation can be a barrier to effective early years provision. It can occur in both rural outposts and inner city areas. Now Sure Start is showing how to address these problems with programmes in Northumberland's Haltwhistle and east London's Shadwell.

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