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A decade of decline

Ten years after the Marmot Review on health inequality and the Government is still ignoring evidence that investing early is best, says Natalie Perera

Everyone needs a PANCo

Following a stark warning about obesity from the outgoing CMO, all early years settings need physical activity and nutrition champions

Going to pot

Why did a news story about toilet training lead to a deluge of anger and emotion from both practitioners and parents?

Early years FGM training essential to protect children

With estimates stating that 11 cases of Female Genital Mutilation are reported daily in the UK, Angie Marriott FGM expert, and consultant at The Training Hub, explains why training for early years professionals is essential in order to protect children.

Editor’s view - Food for life

Healthy eating is a theme that runs through this issue of Nursery World, and this will continue to be of prime importance whatever the colour and shape of the Government that will be in place by the time you read this.

Interview - Professor Frank Kelly

Professor Frank Kelly is based at King’s College London’s MRC-PHE (Medical Research Council-Public Health England) Centre for Environment and Health. A recent Swedish study has linked air pollution with mental illness in children.

Editor’s view - Keep it in mind

Emotions have been running high for children, parents and teachers in the past few weeks of SATs, with tales of impossible questions, leaked papers, and playground tears.

Minister's view

Sam Gyimah is the first minister in the Department for Education with responsibility for mental health. Here he sets out the Government's priorities

Time to get active

Ahead of 4Children's Healthy Children, Bright Futures conference next month, Dr Lala Manners looks at how to tackle childhood obesity in the early years.

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