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Testing a young child is like pulling a seedling out of the soil to check whether it is growing a good root system, says Nancy Stewart
Does the 'bonus culture' belong in early years, asks Nancy Stewart
It is time to highlight the essentials of effective early years practice in schools, says Nancy Stewart
I am increasingly concerned that the tail is wagging the dog when it comes to meeting the needs of our youngest children in education
Policy makers need to engage more deeply with what research is telling us about young children's development
If new practitioners are trained in a new qualification that doesn't even mention play, will they be the informed professionals that children deserve?
As the Government rolls on with its plans to set education back by 30 years, consultation follows consultation.
Nancy Stewart is concerned about the extent of Ofsted's changing role and powers
Under the new EYFS Profile there is a danger that thousands of children could be wrongly labelled as falling behind, says Nancy Stewart
The early years sector needs to stand up and fight the Government's proposed childcare reforms, says Nancy Stewart