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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.

'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

Big picture: Scandi mania

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  • Sunday, February 18, 2018
Childminder Hannah Rosalie hit the headlines this month for her ‘Scandi’ approach, with children having naps outside.

The Big Picture - Bonding agent

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  • Monday, March 6, 2017
Links between the life of John Bowlby and his theory of attachment are explored in a free new exhibition at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

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.

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.

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.

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