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1140 Hours of Free Childcare in Scotland

January 2020

Registration in Scotland has now opened in some local authorities for the new, fully funded, 1140 hours of free childcare coming into effect in August 2020. We provide a breakdown of how this will be delivered and what it will mean for families throughout the country.

January 2020

Registration in Scotland has now opened in some local authorities for the new, fully funded, 1140 hours of free childcare coming into effect in August 2020. We provide a breakdown of how this will be delivered and what it will mean for families throughout the country.

Posted in categories: Nursery News, Parenting, Play and Learning, Scotland

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Is 5 too young to start school?

November 2019

Although accepted as the normal protocol across the United Kingdom, children starting school at 5 years old is actually quite unusual. The most common age to start school across the world is at age 6. So why the differences and what are the effects? With most issues in childcare and education the answer is a bit more complicated than a yes or no. It very much depends on what school and what children. Here we explore these issues in more detail to help parents understand this widely discussed question.

November 2019

Although accepted as the normal protocol across the United Kingdom, children starting school at 5 years old is actually quite unusual. The most common age to start school across the world is at age 6. So why the differences and what are the effects? With most issues in childcare and education the answer is a bit more complicated than a yes or no. It very much depends on what school and what children. Here we explore these issues in more detail to help parents understand this widely discussed question.

Posted in categories: Parenting, Play and Learning

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Bringing a nursery model into the infant classroom

September 2019

When I walked into the ‘one-ery’ (a play on the words year ‘one’ and ‘nursery’) at South Morningside, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Many educational professionals had been talking widely about its innovative approach to play-based learning in the first years of school, but how that would fit into an educational system seeking specific learning outcomes was unclear. We were impressed.

September 2019

When I walked into the ‘one-ery’ (a play on the words year ‘one’ and ‘nursery’) at South Morningside, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Many educational professionals had been talking widely about its innovative approach to play-based learning in the first years of school, but how that would fit into an educational system seeking specific learning outcomes was unclear. We were impressed.

Posted in categories: Nursery News, Play and Learning, Scotland