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Insurance ruling is a relief

What does the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Covid-19 and ‘business interruption’ insurance mean? Stephanie Marshall, a solicitor at law firm Fieldfisher explains the implications for nurseries

Market roundup - moving up?

After a bit of a hiatus over the second and third quarter of 2020, the market for nursery transactions has been moving healthily again, says Arun Kanwar

How can we improve transition into primary school?

Transition from the EYFS to Key Stage1 remains shrouded by conflicting messages and expectations. Julie Fisher calls for policymakers and school leaders to recognise the importance of play-based pedagogy in ensuring the best start to primary school

Families need more help

Enabling a skilled early years workforce and increasing outreach support for families will improve the lives and prospects of our youngest children, says MP Cherilyn Mackrory

EYFS guidance - Better together

The revised Development Matters has strengths and weaknesses, and continued discussion is needed, write Prof Kathy Sylva, Prof Iram Siraj and Dr Sandra Mathers

New ways to close the gap

We desperately need innovation for the early years so that we can close the ever-expanding advantage and development gaps, argues Ravi Gurumurthy of Nesta

Nature nurtures children

It is time the Government acknowledged nature’s role in development, says Roberta Antonaci of The Wildlife Trusts.

Children’s zest for life

During lockdown, I was redeployed, swapping my job as an NHS health play specialist for working in an onsite NHS nursery. It provided real insights into the lives of young children, healthy and sick.

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