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Early years maths: Are we letting our boys down?

Michaela Mildenhall (24-Jul-17)

Despite the recent shortening gap between girls’ and boys’ grades in most early years subjects, maths is considered the one area where the boys are still continually lagging. So, do we need to rethink the.....

Stigma of 'disadvantaged' label deters parents from applying for early years pupil premium

Sue Learner (19-Jul-17)

The fear of their child being labelled as ‘disadvantaged’ is deterring parents from applying for the early years pupil premium, according to nurseries. The early years pupil premium (EYPP) was introduced.....

Toddler Yoga: 'Every nursery should have one staff member trained'

Angeline Albert (19-Jul-17)

“Children are natural yogis they are so flexible and can do the downward dog very easily” says toddler yoga instructor Beth Hopkins who believes nurseries have nothing to lose by getting a staff member trained up in the art......

Nursery's heartwarming generosity feeds London's homeless

Melissa McAlees (18-Jul-17)

An East London nursery has been teaching children the value of sharing and helping others by preparing hot meals for the homeless. Scallywags Nursery in Suttons Lane, Hornchurch, sets time aside every.....

Brexit, the National Living Wage and 30 hours: How healthy is today's nursery market?

Michaela Mildenhall (06-Jul-17)

This year has seen many challenges thrown at the nursery market with the National Living Wage put up to £7.50 per hour in April, 30 hours ‘free’ childcare being introduced in September and the recent Brexit negotiations already underway. So.....