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Upstart Scotland campaign for play-based approach to early learning
Check out the Upstart website at to find out more about - Scotland’s children are Scotland’s future. To realise their full potential, they need the very best start to their education. The western countries with the best records in ...

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Hats off to multilingual families!
Hats off to multilingual families!- Teachers, schools and multilingual pupils Go to this link to see blog by Leena Helevaara Robertson on multi-lingualism She says in conclu...

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First Minister announcing great deal for child care in Scotland - will it deliver?
17th October Nicola Sturgeon announced: Every nursery in Scotland’s most deprived areas will have
an additional qualified childcare graduate to work with children by 2018, First
Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The new approach will begin now and wil...

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Childcare in Sweden
Read an interview with an American Mum living in Gothenburg.  You may want to emigrate!

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Childcare costs survey
The 2015 report from Family and Childcare Trust on the costs of childcare in Britain can be see in full at Key findings are: Costs ·          The cost of sending a child under two to nursery par...

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Reflective Teaching in the Early Years and Readings for Reflective Teaching in the Early years published February 2015
Reflective Teaching in Early Education ‘  A comprehensive, readable text that is highly informative and invites critical thinking, at every step, through accessible re ective activities.   ’ Paulette Luff Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, Angli...

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UN Petition update
UN Event: A Resounding Success! Tessa Jowell  Petition organiser Jun 22, 2014 Last Monday 16th June, the Permanent Missions of Colombia, Ecuador and Italy hosted an event at the UN entitled "Early Childhood Development: The Foundation for Sustainable Human....

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Update on UN Petition
LATEST VERSION: UN Appeal Document Tessa Jowell London 6 Jun 2014 —  Please download the latest version of the UN Appeal document produced by the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development and UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network whi...

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Open letter to Scottish Government
An ‘open letter’ to Scottish Government regarding proposals
for expansion of childcare. It is good to hear that Scottish Government
propose to invest more resources in providing quality childcare services.  It is also good to hear that they understand
the i...

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Update on petition to UN
Dear Friends, We have seen an incredible amount of interest in this petition over the last couple of weeks. I want to say a huge thank you and welcome to our new supporters! We now have supporters from over 150 countries, recognition of this as a truly glob...
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