What does the new era for Ofsted inspection mean for early years?

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So Ofsted has announced the biggest changes to education inspection since its inception. But what does it mean and how will it impact early years settings in particular? Parents continue to be a focus and a driver for Ofsted. The introduction of a common framework, a structure applied to every stage and all institutions from child-minders to further education and …

Ofsted changes Early Years Inspection Handbook, but not its approach

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Ofsted has just re-published its Early Years Inspection Handbook, outlining what inspectors must do when inspecting an Early Years provider, as well as what those providers can expect. Providers will want to review the document, available on the gov.uk website, in detail themselves but we have picked out a few points worth highlighting. Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) – The …

NurseryBook launches its new app – and all the thank yous

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NurseryBook is truly delighted to launch its new app today. We are passionate about giving all children, no matter their background, the best possible start in life and our app helps achieve that, by saving childcare professionals time and money, while increasing positive parent engagement. NurseryBook makes it quick and easy to record and share a child’s early years journey …

Under pressure to get it right: the early years pupil premium

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Schools are providing “£43.5bn of unfunded welfare support to children from low income families”, according to an NAHT survey released today. Meanwhile, the only certain about next week’s General Election remains that the impact of inevitable, deeper education cuts on the country’s most vulnerable children will be grave. Nick Clegg has described the pupil premium as the “most important lever” …

Downing Ventures backs NurseryBook

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We are very proud to announce that Downing Ventures, the Venture Capital firm, has invested in NurseryBook’s future. Richard Barrell, NurseryBook CEO, comments, “At NurseryBook we are passionate about giving all children the best possible start in life. We are delighted to be able to make a big step forward in achieving that aim with Downing’s backing.” Geraint Barton, NurseryBook …

The Bett Show selects NurseryBook for its “2015 Futures Cohort”

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We are delighted to have been selected by Bett as one of the top 20 SEED start-ups in its 2015 Futures Cohort. Following a global call for entries, Bett’s expert panel selected the 30 edtech start-ups with the most innovative solutions to today’s classroom challenges to become The Futures Cohort 2015. NurseryBook is one of 20 early stage start-ups which …

NurseryBook selected for Emerge Education’s EdTech Accelerator 2014

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We are delighted that NurseryBook has been selected as one of only six start-ups to be awarded a place on the Emerge Education EdTech Accelerator programme, from a pool of more than 200 applications. Emerge Education is an accelerator for education technology startups, run in partnership with Eton College, Oxford’s Said Business School and Google Campus. Read more in the …

Innovate UK awards NurseryBook a Smart Award

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We are pleased to announce that NurseryBook has been awarded a Smart Award by Innovate UK. Formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board, Innovate UK is the executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, that funds, supports and connects innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth. It is fantastic for NurseryBook’s potential to have …