Nursery News & Industry Events

Most parents think grandparents are best childcarers

Angeline Albert , 05-Oct-15 article from 'News' section

Nine out of 10 parents asked believe grandparents are the best people to look after their children while they work and most can only work their current hours because of the flexible childcare they offer. Research

London nursery endorsed by Sir David Attenborough offers children fully-immersive outdoor learning experience

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 02-Oct-15 article from 'Features' section

Little Forest Folk is located in Wimbledon, South West London close to Fishponds Wood Nature Reserve and provides children with a fully-immersive outdoor learning experience. The nursery was established by

Record number of parents in Wales opt for MMR vaccine

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 30-Sep-15 article from 'News' section

The number of parents opting to have their children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) has reached record levels, according the Welsh Government. More than 90 per cent of children who reached their fifth birthday

Pregnant women and children encouraged to get flu vaccine as figures reveal overall effectiveness

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 29-Sep-15 article from 'News' section

Vulnerable groups, including care workers, older people, pregnant women and children are being encouraged to have the latest flu vaccination after figures published revealed the overall effectiveness of the 2014-2015 vaccine. The

Childcare minister visits Paris to share ideas on best practice

Nina Hathway, News Editor , 29-Sep-15 article from 'News' section

With a brief to exchange ideas on expanding high quality childcare, Sam Gyimah, education and childcare minister, recently spent a couple of days in Paris with his French counterpart, Laurence Rossignol, minister for childhood, family,

Learning to read with phonics has increased number of ‘excellent’ young readers by 20 per cent

Nina Hathway, News Editor , 28-Sep-15 article from 'News' section

According to newly published figures, 120,000 more children are now on track to become excellent readers as a result of the Government’s focus on phonics, thereby vindicating the reforms to transform the way young people learn to

Free school meals face being cut during Department of Education spending review

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 28-Sep-15 article from 'News' section

Proposed plans to cut free school meals for infants could lead to an increase in childhood health problems and obesity. Earlier this month it was revealed that the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) initiative was the subject

Parents urged to get their children's eyes tested within first year of school

Sue Learner, Editor , 25-Sep-15 article from 'News' section

A sight loss charity is calling for parents to get their children’s eyes tested within their first year at school. One in four parents do not take their children for an eye test, according to a recent study

Government orders fancy dress safety probe after Claudia Winkleman’s daughter’s costume catches fire

Sue Learner, Editor , 25-Sep-15 article from 'News' section

With Halloween just around the corner, Business Secretary Sajid Javid has called for a nationwide investigation into the safety of children’s fancy dress costumes. The call for a fancy dress costume safety

Breastfeeding has 'no impact' on a child’s IQ

Sue Learner, Editor , 24-Sep-15 article from 'News' section

There is no link between breastfeeding and a person’s IQ, according to a new study which researchers claim is more reliable than previous research. Up to this point, it has been thought that breast milk can

Nurseries urged to tackle gender gap by harnessing 'energy of boys' instead of trying to contain it

Sue Learner, Editor , 23-Sep-15 article from 'Features' section

Nurseries need to harness the ‘amazing energy of boys’ instead of trying to contain it, in order to stem the gender gap in development that begins in the early years. By the age of five, there is already

Childcare costs still the main barrier to mums returning to work

Sue Learner, Editor , 23-Sep-15 article from 'News' section

The crippling costs of childcare are the still main barrier to mums returning to work, according to a new survey. The’s Annual Survey has revealed that 61 per cent of those not currently

Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

Narrowing the Gap Conference – London

Date: Thursday 08 Oct 2015

Organiser: TTS Group Ltd

Contact: 01623 726895


Upcoming Care Sector Awards

13th National NMT Nursery Awards 2015

Date: Saturday 28 Nov 2015

Location: Hilton London Metropole Hotel


Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

Stay and Play

Date: Friday 02 Oct 2015 – Friday 24 Jun 2016

Organiser: Ghyll Royd Pre-School

Contact: 01943 865575


Pre-School Open Week

Date: Monday 05 Oct 2015 – Thursday 08 Oct 2015

Organiser: Ghyll Royd Pre-School

Contact: 01943 865575


Art & Design Open Day

Date: Tuesday 06 Oct 2015 – Thursday 15 Oct 2015

Organiser: Asquith Hatch End Day Nursery

Contact: 01753 20 11 22


Open Morning

Date: Wednesday 07 Oct 2015

Organiser: St George's Nursery Edinburgh

Contact: 01313118008


Nursery open day

Date: Thursday 08 Oct 2015

Organiser: St Benedict's School Nursery