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In character

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  • Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Observe three children digging in the sand and you will see three different approaches. Philip Waters looks at how playworkers can respond to a child's playful needs Imagine three children of similar ages playing on a beach and digging in the sand. The first child may start to dig their hole just for the sensation of digging - the physical exertion. The second child may engage in what seems comparative of the first child, but instead may be hunting for treasure, while the third child, similar to the other two, may be digging their way to the centre of the earth in some frantic attempt to escape reality.

Nursery activities

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  • Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Jan White and Gail Ryder Richardson explain how a simple and cheap resource can stimulate a wide range of learning outdoors Ideas to explore The sensation of being wrapped up and secure.

Asquith buys up four more settings

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  • Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Asquith Nurseries, the UK's second largest chain, has acquired the Kinderstart Day Nursery group. Three of the Kinderstart nurseries are based in Milton Keynes and the fourth is in Northamptonshire.

Outside attractions

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  • Wednesday, February 2, 2005
It will soon be spring and so now is the time to make sure that the children experience the 'great outdoors' in a positive and interesting way. Even very young children can take part in gardening activities, providing they are closely supervised. Sturdy, attractive equipment that is correctly proportioned for their size will also encourage children to stay on-task.

Small scale scenario

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  • Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Play with dolls' houses, garages, farms and other 'small world' items helps children to focus quietly on creating an environment that they control and expand imaginatively, in co-operation with other children Palaces and castles

Abbey Green Nursery School

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  • Wednesday, January 26, 2005
* Abbey Green Nursery School in Manningham, Bradford, has moved to a new state-of-the-art 900,000 home after being based in a temporary building for more than 30 years. The nursery now boasts a children's centre, parents' training centre, IT suite, health visitor's room and large activities hall.

Full-day places rise as others decline

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  • Wednesday, January 26, 2005
The number of daycare places has increased by more than 13 per cent in the past 12 months and now stands at more than half a million, according to figures published by Ofsted last week. Quarterly data on the number of registered childcare providers and places to the end of December last year show that there are now 12,000 daycare providers, including pre-school groups, day nurseries and children's centres, offering 507,700 places.

Action plans

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  • Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Babies and toddlers delight in discovering their bodies and the world around them. Lena Engel explains how you can help From a relatively early stage in pregnancy mothers begin to sense the foetus moving inside them. The experience is peculiar and everyone tells a different story about what this extraordinary sensation of harbouring another being feels like. It signifies that the developing body and limbs of the baby are in motion as they explore the surrounding space. So, it is hardly surprising that after babies are born they continue to enjoy physical activity.

Celebrating diversity

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  • Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Chinese mid-autumn festival The mid-autumn festival is the third of the great celebrations in the Chinese community, following the New Year and Dragon Boat festivals. This year the festival falls on 18 September.

In my view

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  • Wednesday, August 24, 2005
By Irene Russell, teaching assistant, Cheriton Primary School, Folkestone, Kent With the new intake of reception children looming, I was wondering who decided that children must now start school at just four years old?

Children's charity NCH appointed Darren Johnson

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  • Wednesday, August 24, 2005
* Children's charity NCH appointed Darren Johnson as deputy director of the London region in July. Mr Johnson, who was previously NCH's assistant director for the London region, will be responsible for supporting the region in strengthening current partnership and service delivery arrangements and overseeing development of new services across London.

Further calls for pedagogic system

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  • Wednesday, August 24, 2005
A 'pedagogical approach' should underpin reform of the early education and care sector, according to the childcare charity Daycare Trust. Adding weight to growing support for pedagogues to lead the sector, the trust said 60 per cent of the childcare workforce should be trained to graduate level as pedagogues, with a salary and benefits matching those of primary school teachers. The remaining 40 per cent should be assistant pedagogues with level-3 qualifications.

Castle Howard in Yorkshire

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  • Wednesday, August 17, 2005
(Photograph) - Young children enjoyed a magical time at Castle Howard in Yorkshire when they took part in a 'Wizards and Witches' workshop that encouraged them to use their imaginations in creating their own wizard's or witch's hats, magic wands and spooky masks. They also explored the 'wicked wolves and witches' trail, which led them deep into the stately home's own enchanted wood to hear the tales of Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. Photo John Chapman/Guzelian

Playschool in pictures

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  • Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Playschool in pictures: children's photographs as a research method This study in an Icelandic playschool looked at the ways children think about their early childhood setting and set out to develop methods for listening to their perspectives. One group used digital cameras while they showed the researcher important places and things; the other group was given disposable cameras to use unsupervised. Einarsdottir, J. Early Child Development and Care 175(6): 523-541, August 2005. Abstract: www.tandf.co.uk/journals

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