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With under-fives missing some of the basic health standards, Gabriella Jozwiak takes a look at what is being done to improve nutrition in the early years.
In the first of a four-part series on different regions, Gabriella Jozwiak discovers how some well-judged schemes and plenty of hard work are supporting Liverpool's early years sector network.
Breaking down the divide between schools and early years will create a stronger workforce, says National College for Teaching and Leadership chief executive Charlie Taylor.
As this highly significant bill enters its final stages in Parliament, we ask Family and Childcare Trust policy and public affairs expert Adam Butler some key questions.
With the Government making plans to create a more flexible and responsive childcare market, Karen Faux asks professionals for their suggestions for improvement on provision.
Jacqui Mann of HR4 Nurseries provides advice on how employers can ensure their legal contracts are 'bullet proof'
The phasing of Universal Credit will have significant implications for the finances of families using nurseries and for nursery staff themselves.
Historically the sector has worked hard to embrace flexibility when it comes to offering early learning.
The figures behind the Government's claim to be a big spender in early childhood services don't appear to add up, say Peter Moss and Eva Lloyd.
The best training anticipates change and contributes to a nursery's continuing development. Auditing training and identifying appropriate courses should be part of the CPD cycle, say Des Forrest and Kathy Brodie.
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