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Children share reading tips for summer

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  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Pre-school and primary children are invited to spend their summer holidays lost in books and share their favourites as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Report highlights barriers to outdoor learning

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  • Monday, July 2, 2012
A lack of understanding among early years practitioners and teachers, along with a shortage of funding, are preventing children from learning about and taking responsibility for the environment, finds a new study.

'Play and joy' in the snow

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  • Monday, March 5, 2018
A strong emphasis on the outdoors and a later start to formal learning are key in Scandinavia, Catherine Gaunt discovered on Nursery World’s study tour to Finland and Sweden last month

Ofsted calls for early years experts

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  • Thursday, August 30, 2018
Ofsted is calling for academics, researchers and practitioners to apply to take part in a new early years forum to debate early years teaching and practice.

Lego Foundation's £4m grant for play research

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  • Thursday, December 3, 2015
A new research centre dedicated to the role of play in the early years is being established at Cambridge University, thanks to a grant from the Lego Foundation, the toymaker’s charitable arm.

Show you love outdoor play

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  • Tuesday, January 4, 2011
A campaign highlighting the importance of outdoor play in the community has been launched by a group of more than 30 authors, charities and explorers.

Phonics check branded 'a waste of money'

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  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The largest teaching union has slammed the phonics reading check for six-year-olds as a 'waste of money', after Government research found that the majority of teachers found it had 'little or no impact' on children's reading and writing.

Practitioners need help with nature

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  • Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Teachers and early years practitioners need sustained training programmes to understand the importance of children engaging with the natural world, according to school grounds charity Learning through Landscapes.

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