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Parents’ perspectives of childcare and early years

This week Polly received a letter in the post from the Department for Education (DfE)! She has been randomly selected by Ipsos Mori, an independent research organisation commissioned by the DfE, to complete an online survey about parental views of childcare and out of school activities. The letter arrived with a free reusable shopping bag …

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This fine place so close to home

Thanks to Paula Stone for this week's article; are some children seen as more important than others in our society?     Since reading the article in the Guardian on 25thMarch “Too poor to play: children in social housing blocked from communal playground” I have been deeply, deeply troubled. The story reports how a housing …

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Professional identity; who am I and how do others see me?

A poignant post this week from an early years practitioner who wishes to remain anonymous. Creeping towards 43 years old, with a career in early years that started when I was 16, I recently undertook a role as a nursery teacher in a maintained nursery class.  My experience within the early years sector is vast …

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