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Top tips for preparing for a nursery inspection

Sue Learner, Editor (23-Mar-16)

Being inspected by Ofsted can be a nerve-wracking and daunting experience and as nurseries are only given a half a day’s notice that Ofsted is coming, it is vital that they prepare for an inspection well in advance. Nurseries.....

Nurseries help children connect with nature through exotic animal visits

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (22-Mar-16)

Working in nurseries is about creating a fun learning environment. Wild Fangs are skilled at doing just this – gaining the immediate interest of the children, exciting their curiosity and covering many areas within the Early Years.....

Digital tools free up nursery practitioners' time so they can focus on the children

Sue Learner, Editor (07-Mar-16)

Good nursery software helps nursery practitioners to carry out those vital admin tasks so they can do what attracted them to the job in the first place - interact with and care for the children. There are.....

Picture book teaches boys 'it is okay to find things tough and feel overwhelmed'

Sue Learner, Editor (03-Mar-16)

Writer Davina Bell has written The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade for children who get anxious about new situations. It features a boy called Alfie who finds that ‘Sometimes it’s hard to be brave. Sometimes.....

Innovative apps and games could hold the key to improving children's oral health

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (03-Mar-16)

Recent figures revealing the tens of thousands of young children undergoing major dental surgery to remove decayed teeth has led to increased calls from educators, campaigners and health professionals to introduce a ‘sugar tax’ on.....

Young children experience 'risky' play using saws, hammers and mallets

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (02-Mar-16)

Most adults would hesitate at the thought of young children handling a shovel, striking nails with a hammer or wielding a saw. Yet, more nurseries are beginning to swap plastic toys for real tools to reflect ‘real life’ situations.....