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Editor’s view - Critical remarks

As this issue of Nursery World goes to press, we’re still waiting to hear who will be taking on ministerial responsibilities for early years and childcare at the Department for Education.

Editor’s view - Divided we fall

There are lots of aspects of the current set of challenges for the early years sector that are of great concern, as many of our recent stories and features online and in the magazine illustrate.

Editor’s view - The full picture

Professor Cathy Nutbrown’s review of early years and childcare qualfications in 2012 found 445 available, of which 223 were deemed full and relevant.

Editor's view - Wales the brave

The Welsh Government deserves plaudits for its bravery in implementing the play-based Foundation Phase for threeto seven-year-olds - radical indeed compared to the way that things are progressing in England.

Editor's view - Red tape removal

There's no doubt that the raft of reforms announced as part of the Government's response to the 'Regulation of Childcare' consultation are a sincere attempt to make childcare more affordable and accessible.

Editor's view - Take five?

In this issue of Nursery World, we report on the Government's review of health visiting practice, which many of our readers may be unaware is happening.

Editor's view - Here we go again

Just as the Department for Education had finished swatting down all the criticism of its 30-hour policy arising from the National Day Nurseries Association and Family and Childcare Trust reports, yet more pops up – this time from inside government with the National Audit Office report. It’s a bit like the old arcade game Whack-a-Mole!

Editor's view - Exclusion zones

Two stories that Nursery World has run recently online provoked a huge reaction on social media, and both raise similar questions about the way we work with young children.

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