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latest news

Early Years Benchmarking Tool Updated: 20/11/14

The following parts of the Early Years Benchmarking tool have been updated: guidance documents, early years funding benchmarking tool and the early … more

Early Years Teachers - What do they offer?: 20/11/14

Below is Charlie Taylor (National College for Teaching and Leadership) speech for Nursery World Business Summit on 12 November 2014. Tha… more

Early Years Census Guide 2015 is published: 20/11/14

This guide is aimed at local authorities and early years providers to help them prepare and return the Early Years census. It covers: scope of the 2… more

Children under three years: the time of their lives: 20/11/14

This paper, written for the 90th anniversary of Early Education by Marion Dowling, looks at the development of young children aged 0-3 years. It cov… more


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Children under three years: the time of their lives

Marion Dowling article written to celebrate 90 years of Early Education, the British Association f… more


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upcoming events

Autumn term EYP/EYT development day

Event date : 27 Nov 2014

This event will be facilitated by Judith Stevens.  Location: Dorchester … more

Ofsted Consultation: Early Years providers and places and inspection and outcomes

Event date : 28 Nov 2014

Deadline for submission. … more




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