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Nurseries urged to tackle gender gap by harnessing 'energy of boys' instead of trying to contain it

Sue Learner, Editor (23-Sep-15)

Nurseries need to harness the ‘amazing energy of boys’ instead of trying to contain it, in order to stem the gender gap in development that begins in the early years. By the age of five, there is already.....

Maths made more accessible and less intimidating for nursery staff

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (17-Sep-15)

As part of its ongoing commitment to provide the highest quality learning environment for its children, Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group has invested in a new numeracy training programme. Nicky Bland, an experienced trainer, is implementing the.....

Picture book that teaches children they don’t have to conform

Sue Learner, Editor (04-Sep-15)

A new ground-breaking picture book called Made by Raffi tells the story of a boy that doesn’t like loud noises and rough play and shows children they don’t have to conform to gender stereotypes. Made by Raffi.....

Stopping children from taking risks 'will leave them unable to cope with what life throws at them'

Sue Learner, Editor (04-Sep-15)

Children are being turned into accessories with parents competing to have the ‘perfect’ high-achieving child, warns Michelle Wisbey, who runs five Montessori pre-schools in Essex and Hertfordshire. The target-driven.....