Nursery News & Industry Events

Pre-school Learning Alliance publishes post-election early years manifesto

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 19-May-15 article from 'News' section

The Pre-school Learning Alliance has revealed the contents of their post-election manifesto for the consideration of the new Conservative Government. The ‘Early Years Agenda’ focuses on three main areas including; funding, Ofsted

Effect of meningitis on memory and IQ still evident in children one year on

Julia Corbett, News Editor , 15-May-15 article from 'News' section

Research into the lasting effect of severe illnesses such as meningitis and septicaemia has shown that problems can remain evident over a year after having the illness. The study, funded by the Meningitis Research Foundation

Designer wins international award for innovative children’s play device

Julia Corbett, News Editor , 14-May-15 article from 'News' section

The International Design Award has been won by a postgraduate student who has created an innovative product to help children ‘learn through play’. The ‘Many Happy Re-Turns’ is made out of corrugated cardboard

Sam Gyimah reappointed as Childcare Minister

Julia Corbett, News Editor , 12-May-15 article from 'News' section

Conservative MP Sam Gyimah has been reappointed as Childcare Minister and will continue to be responsible for education and childcare within the Department for Education. He was first appointed into the role

PACEY childcare survey reveals practitioners championing learning through play in the early years

Julia Corbett, News Editor , 12-May-15 article from 'News' section

Childcare practitioners want children to be free to learn through play and a greater emphasis placed on natural playing as opposed to structured learning to ‘let children be children’. The findings come as Professional Association

BBC One television show looking for families for second series of 'Eat Well For Less'

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 11-May-15 article from 'News' section

After a successful first series, the cost-cutting TV show 'Eat Well For Less' has been commissioned for a second series. BBC One are looking for families to take part and be helped to reduce the cost of their weekly shop through

Nursery leaders call on new Conservative Government to honour childcare funding review promise

Sue Learner, News Editor , 11-May-15 article from 'News' section

The three big childcare organisations, NDNA, Pre-School Learning Alliance and PACEY, have been quick to remind David Cameron of his pre-election promise over childcare funding. The Conservatives won the General

New Tory Government urged to invest in and prioritise early intervention

Sue Learner, News Editor , 08-May-15 article from 'News' section

The Early Intervention Foundation is urging the new Tory Government, which has won the election with an outright majority, to invest in and prioritise early intervention. The Prime Minister kept hold of the

Nursery group crowns winners of 'Busy Bees Goes Wild' competition

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 06-May-15 article from 'News' section

Busy Bees nursery group has announced the winners of their 'Busy Bees Goes Wild' winter nature scrapbook competition by revealing the winning scrapbook to 237 of their nurseries across the UK. The creative project was launched

Funding a key issue for nursery leaders in the General Election

Sue Learner, News Editor , 05-May-15 article from 'News Analysis' section

There have been a lot of childcare pledges in the lead up to the General Election offering cheaper and more flexible childcare to parents. However, there has been very little said in terms of help for nurseries

Charities launch drive to recruit more young men into childcare

Nina Hathway, News Editor , 05-May-15 article from 'News' section

The Fatherhood Institute is working with London-based partners in the early years and youth sectors to increase the recruitment of young men aged between 16 and 24 into the childcare profession. The charities

Charities urge early intervention regarding social problems affecting children and young people

Nina Hathway, News Editor , 05-May-15 article from 'News' section

The next government must follow through on manifesto promises and its “moral duty” to invest in and prioritise early intervention and prevention, a coalition of leading charities have warned. Analysis by

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