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Early years experts and academics have slammed the new Early Years Teacher standards, which were set out last week by the National College of Teaching and Leadership.
Poor leadership in some early years settings means that some children, particularly those in deprived areas, are not starting school ready to 'make the most' of it, an Ofsted report says today.
The Development Matters guidance widely used by early years practitioners appears to have been sidelined by the Department for Education.
Tickets are selling fast for Nursery World's Two-year-Olds: Policy and Practice conference on 19 April, which features a fantastic line-up of early years experts all ready to share their knowledge and experience.
The long-awaited Government response to Professor Cathy Nutbrown's review of early education and childcare qualifications goes further than responses to her recommendations.
The best early years provision overall is found in group settings, Ofsted's annual report on early years has found.
A group of academics and early years practitioners has published an 'alternative' EYFS.
Karen Walker, head of children's services at the London Early Years Foundation, spoke to Nursery World about how the group's nurseries are preparing for the new framework.
Thinking up imaginative ways to use their indoor space to develop children's physical development and renewed thinking about child-initiated learning are just some of the ways nurseries have been preparing for the new EYFS.
It's fair to say the EYFS has generated more headlines than anything else published in Nursery World during the past few years.
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