Nursery News & Industry Events

Government told to rethink 'free' childcare or nurseries will shut

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 22-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Hundreds of nursery schools would be forced to close if the Government doesn’t change its 30 hour free childcare pledge, a teachers’ union has warned. According to the National Association of Head

Feeding babies eggs and peanuts early may reduce risk of allergies

Charley Walker, News Editor , 21-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Infants who are exposed to egg and peanuts in the first few months of their lives may be less at risk of developing an allergy to the foods later in life, a recent study has found. Research by Imperial College

Nurseries urged to sign up for tax-free childcare

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 19-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Nurseries are among the childcare providers across the UK being asked to sign up online for tax-free childcare. Early years practitioners will receive letters in September and October from HM Revenue and

Interactive books could 'hinder' children from learning new words

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 15-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Books with interactive lift-the-flap and pop-up features could prevent young children from learning words, a new study has revealed. Picture books often include 3D features which are thought to encourage

Young children 'unaware of risks' when approaching frightened dogs

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 14-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

According to new research, children understand the risks of approaching an angry dog but are ‘unaware’ they should show the same caution around frightened dogs. Researchers of the study (presented at the

Busy Bees Early Years Training Academy gains accreditation to offer apprentices GCSEs

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 14-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Busy Bees Early Years Training Academy has announced its new status as an accredited provider of GCSE qualifications in Maths and English to aid apprentices in fulfilling the exit requirements for their Level 3 Early Years qualifications. Government

Women need more support so they can 'sustain breastfeeding'

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 13-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

The UK has the lowest rate of breastfeeding in the world, with only one in 200 women breastfeeding their children after they reach their first birthday, according to new research published in The Lancet. Swansea

Pregnant women in South West urged to get whooping cough vaccine

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 12-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Pregnant women are being urged to have the whooping cough vaccine, particularly in the South West, as cases of the potentially fatal cough have risen by more than 25 per cent, according to NHS England. Despite

Young children 'still exceeding' daily sugar recommendation

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 12-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Children aged four to ten are consuming twice as much sugar as they should, while older children have three times the recommended daily amount, a major survey has revealed. According to the National Diet

Pre-school Learning Alliance launches interactive funding calculator for early years providers

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 09-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Nurseries now have an online calculator to help them understand how proposed changes to early years funding are likely to affect them next year. The Pre-school Learning Alliance’s tool requires practitioners

'Time to Read' campaign urges parents to share more reading experiences with young children

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 08-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

To mark International Literacy Day (8 September), BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, launched its first ‘Time to Read’ campaign to encourage families to spend more time reading together, even when children are

Nurseries get chance to quiz Government about funding

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 08-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Childcare providers are being given the go ahead to quiz Department for Education officials about the Government’s funding formula consultation. Those in the early years sector can attend one of a number

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Childcare Expo Midlands

Date: Friday 30 Sep 2016 – Saturday 01 Oct 2016

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