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Cultural Capital in the new Ofsted Inspection Framework

  19th May 2019

Ofsted has recently published its draft framework for early years providers which will be introduced from September 2019. The introduction of Cultural Capital is one notable addition to the new framework that has the potential to cause, at best, a great deal of confusion and inconsistency. Here we take a closer look at cultural capital and provide some insight to help nurseries interpret it.

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

Children living in poverty face significant barriers to learning

  21st April 2019

It has been widely understood for decades that poverty rates correlate with behaviour and academic outcomes in nursery and then in school. What is perhaps not so widely understood is the extent of the problem today.

Posted in categories: Children's Health, Parenting

Play and child development: what can parents do to enhance it?

  30th March 2019

Almost all professionals in childcare and education as well as parents understand the importance of play in early childhood experiences. However, relatively little is known about how play drives development. The main answer lies in the development of self-regulation. Play, particularly well-considered and rich play opportunities, promote the development of self-regulation in children.

Posted in categories: Children's Health, Parenting, Play and Learning