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Petition launched against testing of four year olds

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

In recent months there has been growing concern in nurseries and early years practitioners regarding the proposed introduction of baseline assessments for four year olds. Early Education (The British Association for Early Childhood..... read full article

Number of cancer deaths in children and young people down almost 60 per cent

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

The number of deaths causes by cancer in children and young people has dropped by almost 60 per cent in the last 40 years, according to charity Cancer Research UK. The reduction in the number of cases is..... read full article

Restricting tablet use as a bribe or punishment makes children want technology more

Julia Corbett, News Editor (22-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Tablets, smart phones and other devices should not be used to reward or punish children because it will only make them want technology more, leading psychologist Dr Katrina Kantartzis has warned. The 2015..... read full article

Average cost of raising a child reaches £230,000

Julia Corbett, News Editor (22-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Childcare is the biggest expense for parents bringing up children in 2015, accounting for 62 per cent of the overall costs of raising a child to the age of 21. The findings have been published by the Centre..... read full article

Lib Dems manifesto pledges to end illiteracy by 2025

Julia Corbett, News Editor (20-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Nick Clegg has pledged to end illiteracy by 2025 by ensuring children born in 2014 can read and write when they leave primary school, if the Liberal Democrats come into power. Revealing manifesto plans of the political party..... read full article

London parents should vaccinate children against flu as virus rates increase

Julia Corbett, News Editor (20-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Public Health England has urged parents in London to protect their children against illness by accessing the free flu vaccine that all two, three and four year olds are entitled to. Vaccination rates for children of this age..... read full article

Nursery which raises most for a children’s charity will receive a visit from TV presenter Andy Day

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Jan-15) article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

International children’s charity, Angels, is offering nurseries and primary schools the chance to star in their own music video and receive a visit from top children’s presenter Andy Day as part of its newest fundraising..... read full article

Families living below the minimum income standard up by a third

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Families with children have shown the highest increase in households unable to afford the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) of living since 2010, Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s latest report has revealed. The..... read full article

More than 200 companies and venues give support to Disabled Access Day

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (16-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Disabled Access Day will take place on Saturday 17 January 2015 and more than 200 companies across the UK have given their support to the new initiative to encourage people living with disabilities and their friends and family members..... read full article

Councils urged to give nurseries business rate relief as NDNA launches new survey

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (16-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Fears about business rates for day nurseries raised by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) have prompted minister for childcare, Sam Gyimah, to ask local councils in England to offer a discount to private day nurseries. They..... read full article

Nurseries forced to increase fees to parents due to Government funding shortfall

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

Nurseries are being forced to increase their fees to parents who pay for additional hours or for younger children not eligible for funded places to make up the funding shortfall, according to a new survey. The..... read full article

Teletubbies founder awarded honorary degree

Sue Learner, News Editor (14-Jan-15) article from 'News' section

Anne Wood, television producer of co-founder of Teletubbies, has been awarded an honorary degree by Sheffield University. She is one of the UK’s most prolific children’s television producers and is responsible..... read full article

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Upcoming Day Nursery Exhibitions & Conferences

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Nursery World Show 2015

Date: Friday 06 Feb 2015 – Saturday 07 Feb 2015   Location: Business Design Centre, London
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Nursery World Show London 2015

Date: Friday 06 Feb 2015 – Saturday 07 Feb 2015   Location: Business Design Centre, London
Organiser: Wesco   Contact: +441159899765   more details

Childcare Expo London 2015

Date: Friday 06 Mar 2015 – Saturday 07 Mar 2015   Location: Olympia, London
Organiser: Childcare Expo   Contact: 01425 838393   more details   website

Upcoming Day Nursery Awards

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Parent Champions Conference

Date: Wednesday 11 Mar 2015   Location: London
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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

Stay and Play Sessions

Date: Friday 07 Nov 2014 – Friday 30 Jan 2015
Organiser: kidsunlimited Day Nursery - Wandsworth   Contact: 0845 365 2929   more details   website

Preschool class of 2014 reunion

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

Recruitment Evening

Date: Tuesday 30 Dec 2014 – Wednesday 28 Jan 2015
Organiser: Shooting Stars Nurseries at Wolverhampton   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