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As study links higher IQ and breastfeeding, Dr Christian Jessen assures mums not breastfeeding, ‘your baby will be fine’

Julia Corbett, News Editor (30-Mar-15) article from 'News Analysis' section

A recent study has claimed the longer a baby is breastfed for the more likely they are to have a higher IQ, earn more and spend longer in education than those who are not. However, some people have claimed the study carried out..... read full article

The Early Years Teacher Status has given nursery practitioners 'more credibility and more confidence'

Sue Learner, News Editor (27-Mar-15) article from 'Features' section

The Early Years Teachers Status, which was introduced by the Government nearly two years ago, has been “very positive for the sector as a whole as it has given people who work with young children more credibility and more confidence”,..... read full article

Leading nursery chain launches language development programme

Sue Learner, News Editor (27-Mar-15) article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

Busy Bees nursery chain has launched a learning development programme, 'Nurturing Babble to Chatter and beyond', after finding over half of parents are confused as how to best nurture their children’s language development...... read full article

Mum celebrates success of children’s book being awarded top prize

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (26-Mar-15) article from 'News' section

Jenny Albums’ latest children’s picture book, ‘Tell Me About Heaven, Grandpa Rabbit!’ has been awarded Gold in the children’s book category of the Prima Baby Awards. Other reputable publishers including, Bloomsbury, Egmont and..... read full article

Information on childcare places to be published with school performance tables

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (24-Mar-15) article from 'News' section

Schools will publish information on childcare availability with league tables to give parents easy access to information. The information will detail school places, after school care availability, holiday care and full-time nursery..... read full article

Thousands of children wash their hands as part of good hygiene campaign

Nina Hathway, News Editor (24-Mar-15) article from 'News' section

More than 5,000 children in nurseries across the UK have been celebrating and learning about healthy living as part of a national campaign organised by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA). NDNA..... read full article

Solar eclipse: Nursery children watch the 'moon coming to hide the sun'

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Mar-15) article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

Childen at Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery in Southport, joined millions all over the UK and northern Europe to watch the solar eclipse as the Moon came between the Earth and the Sun. The eclipse began around 8.30..... read full article

Budget: Funding for maternal mental health but Government ignores child poverty

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Mar-15) article from 'News' section

Children’s charities welcomed the announcement that Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has secured £1.25bn of new funding as part of the budget to help children and new mothers with mental health issues. Over..... read full article

Early writing skills boosted by mark-making training

Julia Corbett, News Editor (17-Mar-15) article from 'News' section

Nursery staff from the Kiddi Caru nursery group have received specialist training on mark making to promote nursery childrens’ curiosity and interest in writing. During training the 25 attending staff discussed in detail key ways..... read full article

Half of single parents forced to borrow to pay childcare costs

Sue Learner, News Editor (13-Mar-15) article from 'News' section

Half of single parents have been forced to borrow money from friends, family or banks to pay for childcare in the last two years, according to a new study. The report by Gingerbread Paying the price: The..... read full article

Mandatory first aid paediatric training for all nursery staff following tragic nursery death

Sue Learner, News Editor (12-Mar-15) article from 'News Analysis' section

All newly qualified staff with a childcare level 2 and 3 qualification will be required to have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first aid certificate, under new Government proposals. The..... read full article

Childcare minister announces £2m funding for integrated early years and health checks

Sue Learner, News Editor (11-Mar-15) article from 'News Analysis' section

Childcare minister, Sam Gyimah, has announced funding of £2.2m for local authorities to help them implement the new joined-up early years and health checks for two-year-olds. The reforms will give parents..... read full article

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Upcoming Day Nursery Exhibitions & Conferences

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Montessori Diploma Open Day

Date: Wednesday 01 Apr 2015   Location: 18 Balderton Street, London W1K 6TG
Organiser: Montessori Centre International   Contact: 020 7493 8300   more details   website

BASPCAN Congress

Date: Sunday 12 Apr 2015 – Wednesday 15 Apr 2015   Location: University of Edinburgh
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Montessori Diploma Open Day

Date: Monday 13 Apr 2015   Location: 18 Balderton Street, London W1K 6TG
Organiser: Montessori Centre International   Contact: 020 7493 8300   more details   website

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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

Making bats at Norden Road

Date: Saturday 01 Nov 2014 – Monday 04 Nov 2024
Organiser: Positive Steps Children's Day Nursery Ltd   more details

Preschool class of 2014 reunion

Date: Sunday 30 Nov 2014 – Saturday 30 Nov 2024
Organiser: Positive Steps Children's Day Nursery Ltd   more details

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   more details   website

Mummy, Bump & Baby Coffee Mornings

Date: Wednesday 07 Jan 2015 – Wednesday 15 Jul 2015
Organiser: Inglewood Day Nursery and Preschool   Contact: 0118 944 8338   more details   website

Yoga lessons

Date: Saturday 31 Jan 2015 – Wednesday 31 Jan 2018
Organiser: Positive Steps Children's Day Nursery Ltd   more details