Nursery News & Industry Events

Nurseries given guidance on new legal duties to tackle extremism

Sue Learner, News Editor , 01-Jul-15 article from 'News' section

Early years providers have been given advice on how to help protect children from the risk of radicalisation and extremism. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has issued the advice to clarify the roles of

Government's 30 hour childcare offer put in jeopardy by chronic childcare shortages

Sue Learner, News Editor , 29-Jun-15 article from 'News' section

The Government’s new 30 hour childcare offer will be put at risk by a chronic shortage of childcare places, according to a new report. The new report ‘Access Denied’ by the Family and Childcare Trust reveals

Nurseries urged to employ graduates to boost children’s language skills

Sue Learner, News Editor , 29-Jun-15 article from 'News' section

Nurseries play a vital role in ensuring all children can read well by the age of 11, which is why a literacy campaign group is calling on nurseries to employ at least one graduate member of staff in order to boost children’s language

Child poverty campaigners remain unconvinced on welfare reform arguments

Richard Howard, News Editor , 26-Jun-15 article from 'News Analysis' section

Cutting a national welfare budget the Conservative Party sees as ‘bloated’ is one of the Government’s key priorities for this Parliament, with Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, arguing in Parliament this week that cuts

Childcare Reform in Scotland report urges UK and Scottish governments to work together

Richard Howard, News Editor , 25-Jun-15 article from 'News' section

Collaborative working is crucial for childcare sector potential to be realised in Scotland, according to a report published today by the Commission for Childcare Reform. Seeking to establish ‘an ambitious

Pre-school Learning Alliance calls for clarity on role of children's centres

Richard Howard, News Editor , 25-Jun-15 article from 'News' section

Children’s centres' performance in England is improving steadily, according to ‘Inspection Outcomes’ figures published today by education regulator Ofsted. As 52 per cent of children’s centre groups are now judged as ‘good’ or

Welfare reform: Child benefit protection is too fragile

Richard Howard, News Editor , 24-Jun-15 article from 'News' section

More parents will be at risk of poverty if imbalances in the Government’s welfare reforms are not addressed, according to the charity 4Children. Prime Minister David Cameron reaffirmed the Conservative Party’s commitment to reducing

Parents urged to stick with fruit and veg during children's 'fussy stage'

Richard Howard, News Editor , 24-Jun-15 article from 'News' section

Studies carried out by Aston and Loughborough Universities suggest that children can learn to appreciate foods they have previously disliked, even during difficult early years stages when they are discovering new foods and can often

Horsham Nursery School realises outdoor play and green space vision

Richard Howard, News Editor , 23-Jun-15 article from 'News' section

Horsham Nursery School has collaborated with outdoor play specialists Playgarden in order to transform their setting from tarmac and wetpour to green space. Purpose-built in 2008, although the nursery school was satisfied with

Government Childcare Bill meets House of Lords opposition

Richard Howard, News Editor , 22-Jun-15 article from 'News' section

A Conservative election pledge to give parents 30 hours of free childcare a week has drawn strong criticisms from one of the party’s own peers. Speaking at the Bill’s second reading in the Lords, the leader of Richmond Council,

Kiddi Caru team complete Snowden challenge

Richard Howard, News Editor , 22-Jun-15 article from 'News' section

Four members of the Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries head office team have completed their biggest task yet, as part of a fundraising partnership with family support charity Home-Start, raising £6,000 in the process. The

Government calls for evidence to support upcoming childcare funding review

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

The Government has called for evidence to support and inform a new review into childcare funding in England. The call is open to replies from nurseries, private and voluntary day care, early years organisations, parents, children

Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

Childcare Expo Midlands 2015

Date: Friday 25 Sep 2015 – Saturday 26 Sep 2015

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Contact: 01425 838393

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Narrowing the Gap Conference – London

Date: Thursday 08 Oct 2015

Organiser: TTS Group Ltd

Contact: 01623 726895

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Upcoming Care Sector Awards

2nd Scottish Nursery Awards 2015

Date: Wednesday 02 Sep 2015

Location: Hilton Glasgow Hotel

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13th National NMT Nursery Awards 2015

Date: Saturday 28 Nov 2015

Location: Hilton London Metropole Hotel

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Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

Livingston Nursery Baby Group

Date: Friday 08 Aug 2014 – Friday 07 Aug 2015

Organiser: Livingston Nursery

Contact: 0800 085 4074

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Making bats at Norden Road

Date: Saturday 01 Nov 2014 – Monday 04 Nov 2024

Organiser: Positive Steps Children's Day Nursery Ltd

Preschool class of 2014 reunion

Date: Sunday 30 Nov 2014 – Saturday 30 Nov 2024

Organiser: Positive Steps Children's Day Nursery Ltd

Crafty Wizards World

Date: Monday 05 Jan 2015 – Thursday 31 Dec 2015

Location: Crafty Wizards World

Organiser: Crafty Wizards Pre-School

Contact: 020 8859 3725

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Yoga lessons

Date: Saturday 31 Jan 2015 – Wednesday 31 Jan 2018

Organiser: Positive Steps Children's Day Nursery Ltd

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Date: Tuesday 16 Jun 2015 – Friday 10 Jul 2015

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