Sometimes It's Just a Slinky Sometimes It's Just a Slinky

A group of us were looking at new early childhood product possibilities recently and we saw this large, colorful slinky. Everyone was so exc...

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8:10 PM

One Million Reasons for Reform One Million Reasons for Reform

Similar to my last post , todays post also deals with a report looking at the Big Society agenda and children's services. One Million Re...

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6:14 AM

Children and the Big Society Children and the Big Society

A recent report from the Respublica thinktank examines the potential impact of the government's Big Society and localism agenda on the l...

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5:55 AM

Free Nursery Education Free Nursery Education

New figures from the Department of Education show that more than 86 per cent of all three- and four-year-olds who are entitled to free nurse...

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7:51 AM

Refugee Week Refugee Week

It's Refugee Week , which seems a fairly good excuse to look at resources from recent years which examine various aspects of the experie...

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1:58 AM

Childcare for Working Parents Childcare for Working Parents

Finding childcare outside of the typical working day is becoming a greater problem for working parents, according to a new report from the R...

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7:11 AM

Spotlight on Kinship Care Spotlight on Kinship Care

Children's charity Buttle UK has just published a report entitled Kinship Care , which investigates how many children are being brought...

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7:01 AM

Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

I ran a half-marathon yesterday and was suffering the last few miles. I had purchased running shoes which had been 'fitted by experts...

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12:28 PM

Poor Kids Poor Kids

A lot of the chatter on Twitter today among the various children's organisations revolves around Poor Kids , a documentary which was sho...

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1:33 AM

Technology in the Early Years Technology in the Early Years

A new study from the Open University claims that many nursery staff and parents are not allowing preschool children to engage with ICT, beli...

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1:36 AM

National Literacy Trust First Annual Survey National Literacy Trust First Annual Survey

The National Literacy Trust has just released the results of its first annual online survey, which was carried out during November / Decemb...

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7:19 AM