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HR expert Jacqui Mann provides a round-up of the key areas for nursery managers to consider as employers, in light of recent legislation.
If you can't offer the cooking facilities that you want in-house, call in the caterers. Sue Learner finds out about the burgeoning food services for early years providers.
Improvements at Child First prioritise open access to the outdoors, even in the chain's oldest building. Sue Learner hears about its aims.
Some of the few men in childcare move up to management, others prefer just to be with the children - in any case, why are they so in demand? Nicole Weinstein hears from a range of managers.
The founder of an expanding nursery chain tells Sue Learner about how its settings revolve around creative opportunities for the children.
In tough times nurseries are having to be creative and resourceful in their drive to build their business. Mary Evans hears how they are succeeding.
The determination to provide an all-round service for families and get the right staff has helped a former policewoman rescue a nursery that was about to close. Katy Morton reports.
Providers fear they may not be able to support all the aims of the Government's reforms for early years education. Mary Evans hears about the balancing act they struggle with.
The revised EYFS framework will require providers to give staff effective supervision - but just what does that mean? Nicola Amies, director of early years at Bright Horizons, explains her vision.
How are nurseries identifying the training they need, and - more to the point - affording it? Karen Faux finds out.