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Transgender children: 'I first realised Jackie was different when she was 18 months old'

Angeline Albert, News Editor (29-Oct-15)

With more and more children seeking medical treatment for gender identity issues on the NHS, can a child be too young to know who they really are and what can nurseries do to help? Figures from Tavistock.....

Preparing for Ofsted's Common Inspection Framework changes

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (28-Oct-15)

Ofsted recently introduced far-reaching changes to the way it inspects early years provision as a result of the ‘Better inspection for all’ consultation. The structural changes to the Common Inspection Framework (CIF) were implemented.....

Boy with selective mutism: 'My tummy feels like jelly and my words just get stuck'

Sue Learner, Editor (23-Oct-15)

Selective mutism usually starts between the ages of three and five years old and the earlier it can be identified, the better the chance of a consistent recovery. The essential feature of this anxiety disorder,.....

Boy's close bond with autism assistance dog has led to 'fewer meltdowns' and less anxiety

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (20-Oct-15)

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are often faced with significant challenges and while some individuals are able to live relatively independent lives, others may have accompanying learning disabilities and require a lifetime.....

London to get a chain of outdoor nurseries with the first endorsed by Sir David Attenborough

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (02-Oct-15)

The founder of an outdoor nursery in London praised by Sir David Attenborough for reconnecting children with nature, has revealed her plans to open a chain of outdoor nurseries in the capital. Little Forest.....