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Nine Outstanding nurseries and counting: Meet the woman behind it

Angeline Albert, News Editor (27-May-16)

How do you create nine Outstanding nurseries? It sounds like a fantastically good joke, an early years myth used to tempt and tease. For nurseries which have dug deep to achieve a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted inspectors, making the leap.....

Winnie-the-Pooh meets The Queen in celebration of 90 years of two British icons

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (27-May-16)

In a special new adventure, Britain’s best-loved bear has met Her Majesty The Queen for the first time ever in a new illustrated audio adventure, narrated by Oscar winning actor, Jim Broadbent. The brand new story has been specially.....

UK's '24-hour society' triggers growth in nurseries offering overnight care

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (25-May-16)

A growing number of nurseries are offering overnight care for children as the demands of unsociable working hours and financial worries are placing an increasing amount of pressure on parents. Fortunately,.....

Nurseries need to create an atmosphere 'where being unsuccessful or failing is not seen as wrong'

Sue Learner, Editor (24-May-16)

Early years settings need to encourage children to take risks and create an atmosphere where ‘being unsuccessful or failing is not seen as wrong’, according to a Montessori-trained teacher. Jeremy Clarke,.....

Childcare Expo heads to Manchester to explore everything early years

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (24-May-16)

Childcare Expo will once again be brimming with imaginative ideas and ingenious products as it opens its doors in Manchester’s EventCity for the first time, between 17–18 June 2016. With more than 70 exhibitors.....

Tips for running a successful forest school where 'magic happens every day'

Sue Learner, Editor (04-May-16)

The benefits of outdoor learning and play for young children have been extolled by numerous studies, yet still so many children in nurseries are not getting enough time outside. Just under a quarter of early.....