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Nurseries to receive up to £300 extra funding for the most disadvantaged three and four year olds

Julia Corbett, News Editor (23-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

The Government has outlined extra funding aimed at preventing children from the poorest families falling behind their peers before they have even started school. As part of the early years pupil premium, nurseries, schools and..... read full article

Few mothers helped into work by free three year old childcare places scheme

Julia Corbett, News Editor (22-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

The number of parents helped back into work by the free childcare places for three year olds scheme has been minimal, a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found. Estimates suggest only 12,000 mothers have been helped..... read full article

National Children’s hour launched as country’s clocks go back

Julia Corbett, News Editor (22-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

A charity event encouraging parents to spend more time with their children will launch this Sunday to coincide with the clocks going back an hour, marking the end of British summer time. The first National Children’s Hour event..... read full article

New childcare minister says school-led nurseries will be at heart of Government education plan

Julia Corbett, News Editor (21-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Childcare and Education minister Sam Gyimah has outlined his plans to create greater partnerships between schools and private, voluntary and independent (PVI) providers to improve early years education in the childcare sector. In..... read full article

State of the Nation report advises Government to reset ambitions or risk rise in poverty

Julia Corbett, News Editor (21-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

The Government has been urged to focus on making all young children school ready by 2025 in the State of the Nation report on child poverty and social mobility in the UK. The report has been created by a government-formed commission..... read full article

First of new breed of 'Super Nurseries' opens with onsite yoga and pilates for parents

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Oct-14) article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

A leading nursery chain has opened the first of what it calls a ‘new breed of super nurseries’ offering nursery and holiday club sessions for children and onsite yoga and pilates and a concierge service for parents. Clapham..... read full article

Childcare minister says nurseries 'must do more' to make children school-ready

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Childcare and Education Minister Sam Gyimah, has said “more must be done” by nurseries to make sure children make good progress, after new figures showed too few children are ready for school. The statistics..... read full article

Boys & Girls Nursery continues to expand

Sue Learner, News Editor (15-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

The nursery chain, Boys & Girls Nursery, is continuing to expand and has opened a fourth nursery in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. The nursery, which opened its doors at the beginning of October in Chorleywood..... read full article

Animal campaigners urge parents not to buy pet turtles because of Ninja Turtles film

Sue Learner, News Editor (15-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

The animal rights charity, PETA, is urging parents not to rush out and buy a pet turtle such as a terrapin for their child, after watching the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. The film is on general..... read full article

New nursery seeing double with four sets of twins

Sue Learner, News Editor (13-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

A nursery in Southport has only been open for six months and in that short space of time, four sets of twins have joined the setting. Jayne Hayes, owner of Monkey Puzzle nursery said: “I can't believe it. Having one set of twins,..... read full article

Parents urged to take part in jigsaw puzzle appeal for children's hospitals

Sue Learner, News Editor (13-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Jumbo Games and Hobbycraft stores have joined forces with six hospitals in an appeal for people to donate their old jigsaw puzzles. People can drop off their old and used jigsaw puzzles at certain Hobbycraft..... read full article

Ofsted introduces common inspection framework to standardise nurseries, school and college inspections

Julia Corbett, News Editor (10-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

From next September Ofsted will introduce a new common inspection framework which is set to standardise their inspections across nurseries, schools and colleges. It is hoped the new standardised approach will help parents compare..... read full article

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Level 3 Paediatric Emergency First Aid At Work Course

Date: Tuesday 28 Oct 2014   Location: Coalville, Leicestershire
Organiser: HDP Education Solutions Ltd   Contact: 01530 839115   more details   website

QCF Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

Date: Thursday 30 Oct 2014 – Friday 31 Oct 2014   Location: Coalville, Leicestershire
Organiser: HDP Education Solutions Ltd   Contact: 01530 451217   more details   website

Early Years Information & Networking Event

Date: Thursday 06 Nov 2014   Location: Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton le Woods, Blackburn. BB5 5JP
Organiser: Bamboo Childcare   Contact: 0844 822 5727   more details   website

Upcoming Day Nursery Awards

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Upcoming Day Nursery Events & Open Days

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Livingston Nursery Baby Group

Date: Friday 08 Aug 2014 – Friday 07 Aug 2015
Organiser: Livingston Nursery   Contact: 0800 085 4074   more details   website

Baby Massage

Date: Monday 15 Sep 2014 – Monday 27 Oct 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Nursery - Exeter   Contact: 01392 369 741   more details   website

Baby Massage

Date: Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 – Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Nursery - Summercourt   Contact: 01872 510 247   more details   website

Stretch & Ryhme

Date: Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 – Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Nursery - Treloggan   Contact: 01637 879 977   more details   website

Free Baby Fun Group - Coffee, Chat and Play

Date: Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 – Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Nursery - Summercourt   Contact: 01872 510 247   more details   website

Baby Massage

Date: Monday 29 Sep 2014 – Monday 03 Nov 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Nursery - Liskeard   Contact: 01579 348 670   more details   website