Day Nursery & Nursery School News

Early Education appoints new honorary patrons to champion right to education

Sue Learner, News Editor (19-Dec-14)

Early Education, a charity which campaigns for the right of all children to education of the highest quality, has appointed eight new honorary patrons. The patrons who will be known as vice presidents of.....    read full article

Academics to explore how pre-school children use apps to learn and play

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Dec-14)

Academics from Sheffield and Edinburgh are to carry out a study looking at which kind of apps for tablets promote play and creativity. University researchers will collaborate with the BBC children’s television.....    read full article

Police drop sex abuse investigation into Wiltshire nursery

Sue Learner, News Editor (17-Dec-14)

Police have announced they are not bringing any charges against two people, after a five month investigation into child abuse at a nursery in Wiltshire. Little Angels Nursery in Calne was closed by Ofsted.....    read full article

Government promises review of first aid training in nurseries after Millie Thompson’s death

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Dec-14)

The Government has pledged to produce guidance on paediatric first aid training in nurseries and also hold a national review on mandatory training, after MPs debated the issue at Westminster Hall. The debate.....    read full article

Co-operative Childcare nurseries to host group open day in January 2015

Julia Corbett, News Editor (15-Dec-14)

Each of the 46 Co-operative Childcare nurseries will be opening their doors in January to welcome prospective parents to come and view their facilities. On Saturday 17 January from 9am, childcare staff and nursery managers will.....    read full article

Over a hundred Montessori early years students graduate

Sue Learner, News Editor (15-Dec-14)

Montessori Centre International held its 2014 Graduation Ceremony and MEAB School Accreditation Awards last week, where 130 students received awards from Lesley Joffick, founder of the London Montessori Centre. Montessori.....    read full article

New research highlights discrimination against kinship carers and grandparents

Richard Howard, News Editor (11-Dec-14)

Kinship carers, according to researchers behind a Grandparents Plus report, experience a disturbing level of stigma and discrimination, while being placed at risk of poverty due to a lack of entitlement. The first report of its.....    read full article

Students invited for tea with Mayor after taking action to safeguard young child

Richard Howard, News Editor (09-Dec-14)

Four Coventry teenagers have been recognised by the city’s Lord Mayor after rescuing a toddler they found alone and distressed in the street. Sixth form students at Barrs Hill School, Maria Radacanu, Asha Allo, Urji Mustefa and.....    read full article

Chancellor criticised for failing to help families in the Autumn Statement

Sue Learner, News Editor (04-Dec-14)

Chancellor George Osborne has been criticised by children’s charities for not doing more to help working families with childcare costs in the Autumn Statement. Both 4Children and the National Children’s.....    read full article

Santa impersonators do not stop children believing Father Christmas is real

Sue Learner, News Editor (03-Dec-14)

Young children can spot an imposter Santa, realising it is someone dressed up, and will still believe there is a real Father Christmas, according to a new study. The research carried out by Winchester University.....    read full article

Technology encourages boys and disadvantaged children to read for longer

Nina Hathway, News Editor (02-Dec-14)

Touch-screen technology could be a vital new weapon to combat low literacy levels in the key target groups of boys and disadvantaged children, according to new research published by the National Literacy Trust and Pearson......    read full article

Busy Bees nursery reopens following closure after young child dies

Nina Hathway, News Editor (01-Dec-14)

An Edinburgh nursery, Careshare at Port Hamilton, has reopened today following its temporary closure last week to allow Police Scotland to carry out an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic and sudden demise.....    read full article

Ofsted inspections find healthy improvement throughout childcare

Richard Howard, News Editor (27-Nov-14)

Early years experts have welcomed the latest batch of statistics published by England’s education regulator Ofsted, which records on-going improvement throughout day care and nursery services. Key findings.....    read full article

Somerset children’s services failing the most vulnerable families in area

Julia Corbett, News Editor (26-Nov-14)

Ofsted’s first multi-remit focused inspection carried out in Somerset has judged a third of the 39 inspected children’s settings less than good and said too many providers were inadequate. The inspection looked at nurseries,.....    read full article

Day nurseries urged to embrace Maths Champions

Richard Howard, News Editor (25-Nov-14)

Incorporating ‘Maths Champions’ into preschool environments has a clear impact on the numeracy performance of children, according to the National Day Nurseries Association. Further reflection on the NDNA’s.....    read full article

The Early Intervention Foundation calls for 'services to suit families'

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (21-Nov-14)

Children and families are being caught in a complex system when seeking help and support, according to a new report published today, by The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF). The EIF is one of the ‘What Works’ centres established.....    read full article

School teacher buys Torquay day nursery

Julia Corbett, News Editor (21-Nov-14)

A private day nursery has been bought by a school teacher who will now take over Peek-A-Boo Childcare nursery in Shiphay, Torquay. First time buyer Alexandra Bithell is a local teacher in Torquay and has taken over the nursery.....    read full article

Co-operative day nurseries celebrate charity fundraiser and letter from the Queen

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (21-Nov-14)

Children from the Co-operative Childcare nurseries have been celebrating two recent successes, including participating in a charity fundraising initiative and receiving a letter from the Queen. The Co-operative Childcare nursery.....    read full article

Fruit and vegetable games inspire children to try healthy foods

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (20-Nov-14)

Nurseries could use fruit and vegetable themed games to inspire children in their care to eat a healthier diet as they grow up. A selection of Berkshire nursery children were surveyed by The University of Reading and toddlers were.....    read full article

Bristol day nursery group celebrates the opening of a new nursery

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (19-Nov-14)

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery group is celebrating the success of opening its twentieth premises in Bradley Stoke. The Bristol based group’s newest nursery is situated on the previous Butterflies Day Nursery site.....    read full article