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Councils receive Government grants to help providers offer the 30 hours

Councils receive Government grants to help providers offer the 30 hours

The highest allocation of £130,699 has gone to Kingston and Richmond, followed by Leeds with £105,000, and Suffolk County Council with £101,406. The new fund totalling £7,301,950 is being made available…

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Nursery World award winner to open second setting

Nursery World award winner to open second setting

The winner of Nursery of the Year at the Nursery World Awards 2017 will open a new setting in Eaton Vale, Norwich, on 16 April 2018. The new one-acre site will feature a yurt, fire circle, chickens,…

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Nursery owners borrow money to cover delayed 30-hour payments

Nursery owners borrow money to cover delayed 30-hour payments

Claire Kenyon, owner of the Children’s Garden Nurseries, a group of two settings, posted on the Champagne Nurseries, Lemonade funding Facebook group on Friday that she had to send her husband out in the…

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Ofsted says settings are ‘not physical enough’

Ofsted says settings are 'not physical enough'

Ms Jones also questioned whether the early learning goal for ‘moving and handling’ was challenging enough. Speaking at Action for Children’s Munch ’n’ Move event at the Kia Oval last week, Ms Jones…

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‘Play and joy’ in the snow

'Play and joy' in the snow

In an introductory talk on the Finnish system, pedagogical expert Leena Heinilä from VisitEDUfinn summed up the country’s approach to education as ‘play and joy’. Our group of 10 on the Nursery World…

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Scotland aims to boost role of outdoor learning for nursery-age children

Scotland aims to boost role of outdoor learning for nursery-age children

Minister for childcare and early years, Maree Todd has pledged to to raise the number of hours nursery children spend outdoors. The aim is to to make playing outside in nature part of the way children…

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Only a quarter of parents would encourage their child to pursue technical education

Only a quarter of parents would encourage their child to pursue technical education

Awarding body CACHE commissioned a survey of 1,000 11 to- 16-year-olds and 1,000 parents with children to determine their knowledge of views of the Government’s planned reforms for post-16 education, specifically…

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Assessment of early learning goals doesn’t provide an ‘honest picture’, says physical development expert

Assessment of early learning goals doesn't provide an 'honest picture', says physical development expert

Following on from plans announced by the Department for Education (DfE) last September to revise the Early Learning Goals and reduce the number that are assessed in the EYFS Profile, Dr Manners, director…

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Early years recruitment crisis putting Government’s 30 hours policy at risk

Early years recruitment crisis putting Government's 30 hours policy at risk

According to the NDNA 2017/18 Workforce Survey of more than 500 nurseries, qualified staff are leaving because of endemic low pay, which is hitting recruitment and retention. The NDNA warns today that…

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Is Buying Breast Milk an Option?

Before your little one arrived, many mothers may have taken it for granted that they’ll be breastfeeding from birth. With any luck, once you started nursing you had little or no trouble producing enough milk for your baby, and then some — leaving you wondering if there’s something you could do with all your extra milk. On the other hand, […]

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