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The drive for young children to attend school-run nurseries is causing some concern, but could it be an opportunity for the PVI nursery sector? Meredith Jones Russell looks at the pros and cons.

The year has been buzzing for nursery sales, with demand outweighing supply, according to experts. Hannah Crown reports on the latest developments and outlook for 2015.

Nursery owner and University of Warwick lecturer Caroline Jones has seen a raft of changes to early years legislation and inspection since she set up her first nursery at her home in 1989. Here, she provides an insight into the way early years has transformed over time.

The revised EYFS, which is now in force, has implications for safeguarding policy. NDNA early years advisor Fiona Bland explains the changes in the context of safeguarding best practice.

The ever-evolving EYFS may have its challenges for childcare practitioners, but its excellent reputation is a big selling point for international nurseries across the world, says Gabriella Jozwiak

With the 40 per cent most disadvantaged two-year-olds now eligible for funded places, Hannah Crown takes a look at how prepared both nurseries, and councils, are to deliver.

A range of providers, from established chains to maintained nursery schools, have set up their own training arms. Gabriella Jozwiak investigates the practicalities of taking training in-house.

With so much focus on children's well-being, it can be easy to overlook those who care for them. Katy Morton considers staff mental health.

Recent changes to the law on special educational needs provision have been dubbed the most significant in 30 years. Charlotte Goddard looks at the vital role of SENCOs.

How did the early years property sector perform in 2013, and what does 2014 look like? Karen Faux talks to the experts to find out.

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