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Coronavirus - Bubbles and tests

Hopscotch Early Years Consultancy’s Laura Hoyland sets out what settings must do regarding ‘bubbling’ and when a child or staff member tests positive

New Parents - Back to business

How can settings reassure parents at a time of anxiety around Covid-19, and attract new ones while adhering to safety measures, asks Laura Hoyland

Coronavirus - Business as unusual

Laura Hoyland of Hopscotch Consultancy troubleshoots the different issues faced by the managers of settings that remain open during the coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus - Staying open

Many settings are remaining open throughout the pandemic. How should operations change? Melanie Pilcher, quality and standards manager for the Early Years Alliance, has a guide

Nursery Chains: Business - Size matters?

The chains in our directory can be as little as a three-setting group or big enough to cater for tens of thousands of children. Annette Rawstrone looks at the pros and cons of each

China - Eastern promises

Early years provision in China is a huge growth market, with UK nurseries large and small taking up opportunities to open there. So, what are the pros and cons of doing business in this very different country?

Nursery Management: National Living Wage - Pay slip

Many settings are wondering how they are going to afford the upcoming 5 per cent increase to the National Living Wage, let alone keep pay differentials to reward senior staff. So what are the options? Annette Rawstrone reports

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