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Growing number of nurseries ditching plastic toys for sticks and mud

Sue Learner, News Editor (22-May-14)

An increasing number of nurseries are ditching colourful, plastic toys and going down the route of offering children natural resources to play with such as sand, water and sticks that don’t constrict play or direct it in any way. This.....

Introducing racial awareness to young children can prove 'counterproductive'

Richard Howard, News Editor (15-May-14)

Deciding not to focus on racial issues altogether might be a better solution when encouraging young children’s development, rather than risking clumsy interpretations, according to early years professionals. Last week the Daily.....

Supporting families coping with the loss of a child, ill-health and disability

Richard Howard, News Editor (08-May-14)

A number of charities have taken significant steps towards bringing more effective help and support to parents faced with challenging and tragic circumstances, such as the loss of a child or a diagnosis of ill-health or disability. As.....

Childcare: How the UK compares to rest of Europe

(07-May-14)

Politicians are very keen on pointing to the different childcare systems in other countries in Europe and saying how superior they are to the childcare system in the UK. Last year, childcare minister, Elizabeth.....