Nursery News & Industry Events

Half-term entertainment set to cost working parents over £400

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 31-May-16 article from 'News' section

According to new research, funding children’s activities this half-term can cost working parents upwards of £400, despite trying to find them for free, according to a survey conducted by Voucherbox. To keep

Government concedes and ups funding after York nurseries say no to 30-hour childcare pilot

Sue Learner, Editor , 27-May-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

The Department for Education has announced it will increase funding for nurseries in York after they flatly refused to take part in the 30-hour childcare pilot due to start in the region this summer. More

Nine Outstanding nurseries and counting: Meet the woman behind it

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 27-May-16 article from 'Features' section

How do you create nine Outstanding nurseries? It sounds like a fantastically good joke, an early years myth used to tempt and tease. For a nursery owner whose dug deep to get and hold onto a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted inspectors, making

Winnie-the-Pooh meets The Queen in celebration of 90 years of two British icons

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 27-May-16 article from 'Features' section

In a special new adventure, Britain’s best-loved bear has met Her Majesty The Queen for the first time ever in a new illustrated audio adventure, narrated by Oscar winning actor, Jim Broadbent. The brand new story has been specially

UK's '24-hour society' triggers growth in nurseries offering overnight care

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 25-May-16 article from 'Features' section

A growing number of nurseries are offering overnight care for children as the demands of unsociable working hours and financial worries are placing an increasing amount of pressure on parents. Fortunately,

Nurseries need to create an atmosphere 'where being unsuccessful or failing is not seen as wrong'

Sue Learner, Editor , 24-May-16 article from 'Features' section

Early years settings need to encourage children to take risks and create an atmosphere where ‘being unsuccessful or not failing is not seen as wrong’, according to a Montessori-trained teacher. Jeremy Clarke,

One third of children start school feeling anxious about bedwetting

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 24-May-16 article from 'News' section

A new report has revealed that one third of children feel anxious about attending sleepovers because they wet the bed, while almost half of parents (46 per cent) reveal their child is still wetting the bed when they start school. In

Childcare Expo heads to Manchester to explore everything early years

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 24-May-16 article from 'Features' section

Childcare Expo will once again be brimming with imaginative ideas and ingenious products as it opens its doors in Manchester’s EventCity for the first time, between 17–18 June 2016. With more than 70 exhibitors

Nurseries launch nationwide networking movement in fight-back against 'inadequate' Government funding

Sue Learner, Editor , 20-May-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

Nurseries are forming a nationwide networking movement so they can collectively campaign for better funding from the Government. As part of the campaign, they have launched a petition on the Government’s petition website calling

Methadone responsible for half of toddler deaths from accidental drug poisoning

Sue Learner, Editor , 18-May-16 article from 'News' section

Methadone, the medicine used to help heroin addicts kick their habit, has been found to be the most common cause of accidental deaths from prescribed drugs among British toddlers. The research published online

Two children in every class of five-year-olds have significant language disorders

Sue Learner, Editor , 17-May-16 article from 'News' section

Around two children in every Year 1 class in primary school will experience a significant language disorder that affects their learning, according to a new study. The UCL-led research into language impairment

Junk food advertising facing ban in bid to tackle childhood obesity

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 13-May-16 article from 'News' section

Today the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) launched a full public consultation into the introduction of new rules on the advertising of food and drink products to children in non-broadcast media, including online. The

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Childcare Expo Manchester 2016

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