Pre School

Five Things That Will NOT Help Your Child Do Well at School

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

It's fast-approaching that time of year when many parents will be preparing to send their little ones off to school or pre-school for the very first time...

Learning Through Play Is Vital to Help Children Prepare for Life Challenges

Liz Bayram | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Bayram

We're seeing government and regulators place less and less emphasis on fostering children's emotional literacy and resilience, boosting social confidence and supporting their independence - all of which a play based-approach to learning delivers. These are vital to help children not only become school ready, but life ready, too.

The One And Only

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Sport

Yaya Sanogo finally trained with his Arsenal teammates on 20 days before the Gunners begin their Barclays Premier League campaign. Arsenal returned...

What Do We Really Mean By the Term 'School Ready'?

Liz Bayram | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Politics
Liz Bayram

The term 'school ready' gets bandied around a lot in early years care settings. Education Secretary Michael Gove has complained that many children arrive in school "totally unprepared to learn" and just like week Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector at Ofsted argued that "a significant minority of children are simply not ready for school".

Too Many Children 'Lack Basic Skills' When Starting School

PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

Too many children are still starting school without the basic skills they need to learn, according to Ofsted's annual report. It is a concern that ...

Parents Able To Compare Nurseries Online

PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents will be able to go online to compare nurseries and childminders in their area from Tuesday. Ofsted's website will contain information on di...

'Free Childcare Will Leave Us Out Of Pocket', Fear Nurseries

PA | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Nurseries fear they will not receive the necessary funding to cope with a flagship Government plan to extend free childcare to two-year-olds. The m...

Children More Likely To Achieve If They Have Clever Mothers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children whose mothers have a high level of qualifications are more likely to succeed, a study claims. Students with parents who were educated to d...

Are Free Nursery Places Just A Waste Of Time?

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Free nursery places for pre-school children may not have a lasting impact on their education, a watchdog suggested on Friday. A report by the Natio...

Can Technology Engage and Improve Boys Literacy?

Rachel McClary | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel McClary

Children are growing up in an increasingly technological world. Think back to how much has changed in the last 10 years and we can not possibly imagine what life will be like for our youngest children by the time they leave school.