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Children build sustainable home for wildlife and minibeasts

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (24-Apr-15) article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

Children at Everton Nursery School and Family Centre have recently been working with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and construction company ‘Low Therm Solutions’ to help to create a unique bug castle as part of the nursery’s eco initiative. The..... read full article

Charity reports record Foodbank use with children accounting for more than one third of those benefiting

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (22-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

Foodbank charity, The Trussell Trust, has released a report highlighting a record number of people receiving support from foodbanks in the last year. The figures show more than one million people in the..... read full article

Chicken incubation project to help children learn about lifecycles and taking responsibility for animals

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (21-Apr-15) article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

Children at Boys & Girls Nurseries are participating in a chicken incubation project to help them learn about animal lifecycles and taking care of animals. The nurseries have partnered with Aldenham Country..... read full article

Lib Dems outline plan to improve status of early years teaching in party manifesto

Julia Corbett, News Editor (16-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

Lib Dems outline plan to improve status of early years teaching in party manifesto Raising the status of early years workers and improving the quality of early years teaching have been highlighted as key issues for the Liberal..... read full article

Conservatives promise to double free childcare entitlement in manifesto

Julia Corbett, News Editor (14-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

The Conservatives will double the current free childcare entitlement for all three and four year olds from 15 hours a week to 30 hours a week if they stay in power after the general election on 7 May. Publishing the party’s manifesto..... read full article

Labour pledge to restore Sure Start centres as 'family hubs'

Julia Corbett, News Editor (14-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

Releasing the Labour manifesto, leader Ed Miliband has pledged to prioritise early intervention and restore the role of Sure Start centres in communities to give families the ‘best start in life’. Mr Milibandpublished the party’s..... read full article

Teachers vote to boycott testing of four-year-olds

Sue Learner, News Editor (09-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

Teachers at the recent NUT conference voted to boycott baseline testing of children in their first few weeks of primary school. The Government plans to start rolling out the scheme in Reception classes in..... read full article

Calls for early years teachers in every nursery welcomed by NDNA

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (09-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has welcomed a new report published by Read On, Get On titled 'The Power Of Reading'. Supported by Save the Children, the report calls for there to be early years teachers in all nurseries..... read full article

New rights outlined for parents using Shared Parental Leave

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (09-Apr-15) article from 'News' section

Parents are now eligible to share the responsibility of looking after their children born on or after 5 April. Shared Parental Leave (SPL) entitles parents to share up to 50 weeks of leave and 37 weeks’ worth of pay in the first..... read full article

Creative yoga classes for children: ‘capturing the magic of childhood’

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (07-Apr-15) article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

Tatty Bumpkin has been providing creative baby and children’s yoga programmes for children up to the age of seven for over 10 years. Working with the motto ‘bendy, giggly, clever and strong’ the classes are targeted at helping children..... read full article

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..... 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

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Employment Law and Pensions Briefing

Date: Tuesday 28 Apr 2015   Location: Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club, Worcester
Organiser: Redwing Solutions Ltd   Contact: 01527 63894   more details   website

Montessori Diploma Open Day

Date: Wednesday 29 Apr 2015   Location: 18 Balderton Street, London W1K 6TG
Organiser: Montessori Centre International   Contact: 020 7493 8300   more details   website

Narrowing the Gap Conference

Date: Friday 08 May 2015   Location: Coombe Abbey, Coventry
Organiser: TTS Group Ltd   Contact: 01623 726895   more details   website

Upcoming Day Nursery Awards

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Open Evening

Date: Wednesday 13 May 2015 – Thursday 14 May 2015
Organiser: The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery   Contact: 0800 954 0669   more details   website

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