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BIG ISSUE

Exploring intergenerational care ➜ https://www.nursery world.co.uk/category/ big-issues/

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PRACTICE GUIDE Discover our award winning outdoor spaces ➜ https://www.nursery world.co.uk/category/

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MANAGEMENT GUIDE Guide to anti-racist practice ➜ https://www.nursery world.co.uk/category/managementguides/anti-racist-leadership coming up in this issue

 NEWS 6 analysis Unpicking the financial impact of the Spring Budget; how latest policy moves will affect childminders 8 news round-up

All you need to know in brief 11 noticeboard

Community catch-up

 OPINION 12 to the point Sarah Mackenzie on why Ofsted’s latest attempt to ‘listen’ to the sector is ‘bland’ and ‘vanilla’; June O’Sullivan on a toolkit to support children with family members in prison 13 big debate

For or against the move to base Child Benefit on household income? 58 over to you

Your letters and social media posts

May 2024 ■ All about ... family hubs. Are they reinventing the wheel? ■ The concluding part of lockdown babies weighs up how successful policy moves have been in meeting the long-term challenges of the pandemic. ■ Part two on the Characteristics of

Effective Learning unpicks learning through playing and exploring. ■ Ideas for outdoor movement activities for babies and two-yearolds, based on the Pikler approach. ■ Special focus: Embed C&L learning throughout your environment.

POSTER Series on the seasons continues with spring animals

 PRACTICE 14 physical development

Develop hand-to-eye co-ordination 16 lockdown babies Working with parents around SEND 18 best practice

New series revisits the EYFS Characteristics of Effective Learning 24 resources

Loose-parts play in action 30 health and wellbeing

Ensure children stay hydrated 33 research

Understanding the impact of verbal abuse on children 35 schools special best practice when it comes to supporting SEND 47 special focus Big or small – new ideas to make the most of your outdoor space contents

COVER STORY P14

 ACTIVITIES 23 A – Z

T is for transport 26 STEM outdoors

Explore wind and air 28 We’ve explored Music outdoors 32 Babies and twos Movement outdoors

 MANAGEMENT 50 safeguarding, part 4

Working with a new workforce 52 team values

Meet Karen Fish and Lily Martin at Toddletown Nursery 54 managers’ queries

On men taking children to the toilet

 CLASSIFIED 55 services 56 appointments

EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR

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NEW SECTION P39

39 welcome and contents 40 latest research

All about the BabyRhythm project 43 student spotlight

Meet undergraduate Rachel Wall 45 professional book review

Nóirín Hayes updated 46 picturebook reviews

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