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Childcare minister says nurseries ‘must do more’ to make children school-ready

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Childcare and Education Minister Sam Gyimah, has said “more must be done” by nurseries to make sure children make good progress, after new figures showed too few children are ready for school. The statistics..... read full article

Boys & Girls Nursery continues to expand

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

The nursery chain, Boys & Girls Nursery, is continuing to expand and has opened a fourth nursery in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. The nursery, which opened its doors at the beginning of October in Chorleywood..... read full article

Animal campaigners urge parents not to buy pet turtles because of Ninja Turtles film

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

The animal rights charity, PETA, is urging parents not to rush out and buy a pet turtle such as a terrapin for their child, after watching the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. The film is on general..... read full article

New nursery seeing double with four sets of twins

Sue Learner, News Editor (13-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

A nursery in Southport has only been open for six months and in that short space of time, four sets of twins have joined the setting. Jayne Hayes, owner of Monkey Puzzle nursery said: “I can't believe it. Having one set of twins,..... read full article

Parents urged to take part in jigsaw puzzle appeal for children's hospitals

Sue Learner, News Editor (13-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Jumbo Games and Hobbycraft stores have joined forces with six hospitals in an appeal for people to donate their old jigsaw puzzles. People can drop off their old and used jigsaw puzzles at certain Hobbycraft..... read full article

Ofsted introduces common inspection framework to standardise nurseries, school and college inspections

Julia Corbett, News Editor (10-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

From next September Ofsted will introduce a new common inspection framework which is set to standardise their inspections across nurseries, schools and colleges. It is hoped the new standardised approach will help parents compare..... read full article

Biting in nurseries tackled by developing emotional language so children express through words not actions

Julia Corbett, News Editor (08-Oct-14) article from 'Features' section

Encouraging children to develop their own emotional language can provide nursery staff with a way to help children express themselves through words instead of physical actions such as biting and scratching. For..... read full article

A day in the life of a nursery nurse

Nina Hathway, News Editor (07-Oct-14) article from 'Features' section

Twenty-one-year old Sophie Allen, a nursery nurse level 3 NVQ, had always wanted to work with children as long as she can remember. Here she talks about what the job is like. What is your job? "I..... read full article

Three quarters of parents have made no plan in case they die

Julia Corbett, News Editor (07-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Parents have blamed busy lives, lack of information and a reluctance to think about death for failing to make any plans for their children should they die unexpectedly. Although three quarters of parents believe it is important..... read full article

Education researchers urged not to overlook early years period

Richard Howard, News Editor (03-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

England’s largest early years membership organisation, the Pre-school Learning Alliance, has criticised a study from the Institute of Education (IOE) for only focusing on children aged five and upwards. The study, which saw the..... read full article

Inner city day nursery redevelops outdoor play provision

Richard Howard, News Editor (01-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Outdoor play is widely promoted by early years experts as essential for pre-school development. For day nurseries without easy access to parks or woodland, a design-led approach becomes necessary. Green Dragon Primary School, in..... read full article

Nurseries urged to spend extra funding for disadvantaged children 'wisely'

Sue Learner, News Editor (24-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

The head of a charity, which works to break the link between family income and educational achievement, is urging nurseries to spend the Early Years Pupil Premium wisely. The extra funding for disadvantaged..... read full article

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Upcoming Day Nursery Exhibitions & Conferences

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Early Identification and Intervention of SEN in the Early Years

Date: Wednesday 22 Oct 2014   Location: Central London
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Level 3 Paediatric Emergency First Aid At Work Course

Date: Tuesday 28 Oct 2014   Location: Coalville, Leicestershire
Organiser: HDP Education Solutions Ltd   Contact: 01530 839115   more details   website

QCF Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

Date: Thursday 30 Oct 2014 – Friday 31 Oct 2014   Location: Coalville, Leicestershire
Organiser: HDP Education Solutions Ltd   Contact: 01530 451217   more details   website

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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

Baby Massage

Date: Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 – Wednesday 22 Oct 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Playbox   Contact: 01872 222 571   more details   website

Baby Massage

Date: Monday 15 Sep 2014 – Monday 27 Oct 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Nursery - Exeter   Contact: 01392 369 741   more details   website

Baby Massage

Date: Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 – Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Nursery - Summercourt   Contact: 01872 510 247   more details   website

Stretch & Ryhme

Date: Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 – Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Nursery - Treloggan   Contact: 01637 879 977   more details   website

Free Baby Fun Group - Coffee, Chat and Play

Date: Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 – Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Nursery - Summercourt   Contact: 01872 510 247   more details   website