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BIG ISSUE

Mental health and wellbeing ➜ https://www.nursery world.co.uk/category/ big-issues/mental-

health-well-being

PRACTICE GUIDE Alison Clark on slow pedagogy ➜ https://www.nursery world.co.uk/category/

practice-guides/slow-pedagogy

MANAGEMENT GUIDE How to manage business integration ➜ https://www.nursery world.co.uk/category/managementguides/business-integration coming up

June 2024 ■ All about ... consent. What does this mean when working with young children? ■ Two-part guide to setting up and making a success of being a childminder. ■ We’ve explored…block play. ■ Training Today: annual supplement assesses current skills gaps in the workforce and how they can be plugged, what today’s priorities are for leadership, and how apprenticeships are gaining momentum as a solution to recruitment challenges.

POSTER Series on the seasons continues with summer weather in this issue

 NEWS 6 analysis Nursery World’s exclusive survey reveals the trends on the ground for the roll-out of the expanded twos offer 8 news round-up

All you need to know in brief 11 noticeboard

Community catch-up

 OPINION 12 to the point

Michael Pettavel argues the free offer does not address the need for more family support; Mark Child of endpoint assessment organisation VTCT on the importance of apprenticeships

COVER STORY

P14

 ACTIVITIES 23 A – Z

U is for under the sea 26 STEM outdoors

Investigate trees and flowers 28 We’ve explored

Careers 32 Transport

Take the train

13 Interview

Sir Ed Davey on the Lib Dems’ proposals for childcare 58 over to you

Your letters and social media posts

 PRACTICE 14 physical development

Rhythm and timing 16 lockdown babies Impact of government policy 18 best practice

Working with the CoEL – Playing and Exploring 24 essential resources for Montessori practice at the Gower School Nursery in London 30 health and wellbeing

Spotlight on a fathers’ support group

33 All about...

family hubs 38 behaviour

Free evidence-based resource to support children’s self-regulation 47 special focus Bring practice and environment together to support communication

 MANAGEMENT 50 safeguarding, part 5

Concludes with looking at leadership 52 team values

Meet Leanne Jones of Drama Tots and Becky Green at Busy Bees 54 managers’ queries

How to handle staff bonuses

 CLASSIFIED 55 services 56 appointments

NEW SECTION P39

39 welcome and contents 40 latest research

Supporting Spoken Language in the Classroom Programme 43 student spotlight

Meet Level 3 apprentice Fallon West 45 professional book review

Yasmin Mukadam on mindfulness 46 picturebook reviews

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