Nursery News & Industry Events

Babies are missing out on vital health checks because of public health budget cuts

Charley Walker, News Editor , 08-Dec-16 article from 'News' section

Spending cuts are preventing 95 per cent of health visitors from adequately protecting and supporting mothers and babies, according to a new survey. The Institute of Health Visiting’s State of Health Visiting

Academics to explore whether iPads are beneficial for children's development

Sue Learner, Editor , 08-Dec-16 article from 'News' section

Academics from Sheffield University are embarking on a new research project exploring the influence technology has on children’s learning, social interactions and play, from birth up to the age of four. Dr

Almost three quarters of parents with a child with a learning disability 'feel unwelcome in public'

Charley Walker, News Editor , 07-Dec-16 article from 'News' section

Mencap is calling on the public to be more accepting and understanding of disability after a survey found that 70 per cent of parents said they have felt unwelcome when out in public with their child. While

Professor Robert Winston: 'Children need to be allowed to fail'

Sue Learner, Editor , 02-Dec-16 article from 'Features' section

Today’s society, according to Professor Robert Winston, is “obsessed with success”. Yet failure is equally important, says the scientist, known for presenting the landmark series Child of Our Time, which

Early years minister reveals new minimum childcare funding rate

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 02-Dec-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

Childcare minister Caroline Dinenage has announced a minimum rate of £4.30 per hour for early years providers, as part of a ‘fairer funding system’. The new funding rate means early years providers receive

Early years education 'much improved' says Ofsted chief

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 01-Dec-16 article from 'News' section

'The quality of early years provision continues to rise’ with 91 per cent of all active early years providers now good or outstanding, the chief of education watchdog Ofsted reports. In his fifth and final

Teletubbies was 'bravest thing I have ever done' reveals creator verbally attacked for 'dangerous nonsense'

Sue Learner, Editor , 30-Nov-16 article from 'Features' section

It is nearly 20 years ago that Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po sprang onto our TV screens, accompanied by a laughing baby in the sun. The show was an instant success with children transfixed by the brightly-coloured

Dramatherapist for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties invited into 'imaginary world for tea and apples'

Charley Walker, News Editor , 30-Nov-16 article from 'Features' section

Dramatherapy uses the healing aspects of drama and theatre to provide children with a safe and supportive environment where they can explore their emotions, fears and needs, while building confidence, trust and communication skills. Myriam

Childcare minister meets Swindon's 30 hours nursery managers

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 29-Nov-16 article from 'News' section

Early years minister Caroline Dinenage has met with nursery managers piloting the Government’s 30 hours free childcare plans in Swindon and is 'thrilled' to see doctors and nurses take up the offer. In the

Babies' 'impressive' vocabulary sees Bristol nursery get top Ofsted rating

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 29-Nov-16 article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

'Outstanding' baby talk witnessed by Ofsted inspectors has contributed to Bristol Day Nursery & Pre-School achieving a top rating. An Ofsted inspection in October of the Bristol-based setting, run by Asquith

Children urged to think of others during consumer-mad Christmas

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 28-Nov-16 article from 'Features' section

Who remembers being read ‘The Little Match Girl’ in their youth? It is not the tale often told to little ones today. More likely they hear ‘triumph over adversity’ stories of animated animals, toys or wizards beating the odds against

Should parents lie to children about Father Christmas?

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 25-Nov-16 article from 'News' section

Telling ‘porky pies’ is a morally ambiguous exercise and while told knowingly for selfish purposes are for the most part unacceptable, there are some acceptable degrees of lying, if it means keeping 'Christmas alive' for as long as

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