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This is a news archive only, and is no longer being updated. For more recent news, see our main news listing.

Please note that news articles reported here are intended to provide information on early years communication from a variety of sources, rather than act as a voice of authority on the subject.

Talk To Your Baby news stories:

  • 13Sep2010
    Jean Gross on Early Years Foundation Stage review board

    Communication Champion Jean Gross has been asked to sit on the board of the Early Years Foundation Stage review.

    Posted by Shawna Spoor

  • 13Sep2010
    Key stage 1 results

    Key stage 1 test results have shown that 87 per cent of pupils have reached the target level two in speaking and listening.

    Posted by Shawna Spoor

  • 13Sep2010
    Practitioners want Early Years Foundation Stage left as it is

    Practitioners’ Experiences of the Early Years Foundation Stage, a report published by the Department for Education, shows that there is “overwhelming” support from early years practitioners for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

    Posted by Shawna Spoor

  • 13Sep2010
    Word acquisition not as easy as previously thought

    Kent Child Development Unit has found that five-year-olds often make mistakes while learning new words which describe actions.

    Posted by Shawna Spoor

  • 07Sep2010
    Sure Start continues to stay in the news

    The Government’s intention to return Sure Start to its ‘original purpose’ continues to spark discussion.

    Posted by Shawna Spoor

  • 25Aug2010
    The child-led approach

    The philosophies of Magda Gerber and Emmi Pikler, pioneering early years educators, are examined in a Nursery World article.

    Posted by Shawna Spoor

  • 20Aug2010
    National Year in jeopardy

    Children’s Minister Sarah Teather has confirmed that funding for the national year of speech, language and communication will be considered in the comprehensive spending review.

    Posted by Shawna Spoor

  • 17Aug2010
    Head of Metropolitan Police says high quality childcare is 'equally important' as police work in fighting crime

    In an interview with ITV on 17 August 2010, Sir Paul Stevenson, Head of the Metropolitan Police, said that high quality childcare is “equally important” in the fight against crime as police work.

    Posted by Shawna Spoor

  • 10Aug2010
    The difference between work and play

    In an article in Nursery World (September 2010), Justine Howard and Karen McInnes discuss their work on children's perceptions of play and work, and suggest the difference between the two might be an important one.

    Posted by Shawna Spoor

  • 06Aug2010
    'New Leaders in Early Years' programme

    The Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC), in conjunction with Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent, is launching a new programme to attract high calibre graduates into the early years sector.

    Posted by Shawna Spoor


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