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Louise Tracey

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Sara Bonetti

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Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Posted: 16 October, 2020 - 11:10


Starting school is a significant developmental milestone that can cause anxiety at the best of times.  So, what impact will the global pandemic have on school starters this year?

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Megan Dixon

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Rob Newton

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Dr Silke Fricke

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Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Posted: 12 October, 2020 - 09:54

Many professionals within the early years sector are understandably angry at the government’s record around the early years given its crucial importance in children’s life.  These include issues around insufficient funding, the development of new frameworks without genuine sector consultation and the lack of focus on supporting pre-school settings.  We are concerned that this frustration has led to misunderstandings being widely shared about a programme designed to support early language skills, and this may prove harmful for supporting informed decision making.

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Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane

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Prof Adrian Pabst

Posted: 26 May, 2020 - 11:04

During this crisis, central government has provided unprecedented levels of financial support for employers, employees and self-employed workers.

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Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Posted: 8 April, 2020 - 08:52

In the wake of Covid-19 related nursery and school closures, the quality of the home learning environment is more important than ever.  We know that very young children depend on high quality interaction to support their cognitive, language, social and emotional development and the current crisis only serves to emphasise the need for good quality programmes that support families in providing the best start for their children.