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Planning for Progress. Seventeen Early Years Units have been established in Tower Hamlets, all integrating nursery and reception classes. This course, from the Inspection and Advisory Services, aims to encourage practitioners to develop a more detailed curriculum framework across the whole nursery and reception phase. Pounds 15. Learning Design, Tower Hamlets Professional Development Centre, English Street, London E3 4TA. Tel: 0181 983 1944.

Learning for Life: A Curriculum for the Early Years. This file, from the London Borough of Lewisham, contains practical advice and guidance on topics including language and literacy development; outdoor play; curriculum areas such as mathematics and science; and technology and the role of the adult. Free to all early years educational establishments in Lewisham. Others: Pounds 35. From Lewisham Early Years Service, Laurence House, 3rd Floor, 1 Catford Road, London SE6 4RU. Tel: 0181 695 6000.

Starting Young: Principles and Practice in Early Childhood Development. Based on Save the Children's experience of working with early childhood development programmes in many countries, including the UK, this booklet explains the key arguments for supporting the development of these programmes. It analyses the kind of work which the charity has found to be most appropriate and effective. Pounds 4.50. Save the Children, 17 Grove Lane, London SE5 8RD. Tel: 0171 703 5400.

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