Nursery News & Industry Events

'Quality early years teachers ensure quality educational experience', report reveals

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 12-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

Registered teachers in the early years sector provide significant value to Scotland’s nursery schools and classes, a new report has found. They study was commissioned by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) and conducted

Study reveals too many children in England are losing contact with nature

Angeline Albert News Editor , 11-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

Some 12 per cent of children in England have not been to a local park, beach or any other natural environment in 12 months, a two year study reveals. A Government survey, which questioned parents over a two

App created to help get children 'school ready'

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 11-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

A new app has been created to help ease parents’ concerns over their child’s social skills by equipping pre-school age children with the relevant skills they need to be 'school ready'. ‘Ready for School’ is an app which uses fun

Olympian backs tax on sugary drinks to help cut childhood obesity

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 10-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

A tax on sugary drinks should be introduced as part of a measures to help combat rising levels of obesity in the UK, a think tank paper has revealed. The paper, published by Policy Exchange and authored by double Olympic gold medallist,

A 93p an hour pay increase can make 'Good' nurseries 'Outstanding'

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 10-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

A pay increase of just under £1 an hour can make the difference between a nursery with a ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating, according to new research. Nurseries and pre-schools across England awarded

More needs to be done to keep children safe online, study reveals

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 09-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

Educators, businesses and parents are being encouraged to help make the internet a safer place as part of Safer Internet Day 2016. The annual events promotes safe and responsible use of online technology and offers tips and advice

The Duchess of Cambridge lends support to Children's Mental Health Week

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 09-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

The Duchess of Cambridge has lent her support to children’s mental health charity Place2Be, who have has launched a week long campaign to help build children’s resilience. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, who is the Royal Patron of

Children's imaginary friends brought to life for new exhibition

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 09-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

Creative advertising agency AMV BBDO have brought together some of the UK’s finest creative talent for an exhibition of children’s imaginary friends. The exhibition titled, ‘The Imaginary Friends Collection’ is being held at the

Cameron seeks alternative to early years behind bars

Angeline Albert News Editor , 08-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

Prime Minister David Cameron is planning to give children a better start in life by rethinking pregnant women's treatment in jail and how their babies are cared for, after new figures reveal 100 babies spent time in prison last year.

Outreach programme increases take up of free childcare places

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 05-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

An innovative outreach programme aimed at encouraging parents to take up free childcare places in Liverpool, has seen dramatic participation over a six week period. The programme, commissioned by Liverpool

Storytelling 'stretches children's vocabularies' and extends their ability to learn

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 04-Feb-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

In celebration of National Storytelling Week, Schools Minister Nick Gibb has highlighted the importance of storytelling, of children being read to and told stories, not only in the years before they start school but throughout their

Nursery installed webcams to reduce distress of parents

Sue Learner, Editor , 03-Feb-16 article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

Burstead Bears in Essex, took the decision when it opened nearly 10 years ago, to install webcams to reduce the distress felt by parents when they first left their children at nursery. Webcams were first

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