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

Julia Corbett, News Editor (26-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

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) article from 'News' section

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

Guidance for early years professionals integrating health and education reviews for two years olds issued

Julia Corbett, News Editor (24-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

A resource pack has been produced to support early years professionals overseeing the integration of health and education development reviews for two year olds, due to be introduced in September 2015. The..... read full article

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

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (21-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

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) article from 'News' section

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) article from 'News' section

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

Attainment gap remains between autumn and summer born children

Julia Corbett, News Editor (20-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

Despite an improvement in the amount of children achieving a good level of development in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, an attainment gap remains between autumn and summer born children. The proportion of spring and..... read full article

Fruit and vegetable games inspire children to try healthy foods

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (20-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

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) article from 'News' section

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

Latest Ofsted statistics reveal a decline in the number of childcare providers

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (14-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

The number of registered childcare providers has fallen, however the number of early years places offered has increased, according to new figures from Ofsted. The figures revealed that there were 90,972 childcare providers registered..... read full article

Nursery raises funds for baby charity with Miffy the bunny visit

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (13-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

The Cainscross Co-operative Childcare nursery in Stroud recently held a bake sale to raise funds for the charity Bliss, which cares for premature and sick babies. The children received a special visit from..... read full article

Practical new tool leads the way to adventurous playtime

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (12-Nov-14) article from 'News' section

A new practical tool has been launched today by The Play Safety Forum to combat the ‘cotton wool culture’ that constricts children’s play. The idea is supported by the UK Government and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and..... read full article

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Christmas Nursery Open Evenings

Date: Tuesday 02 Dec 2014 – Thursday 04 Dec 2014   Location: @Reigate Day Nursery & Pre-School
Organiser: Asquith Reigate Day Nursery & Pre-School   Contact: 01753 20 11 22   more details   website

Childcare Expo London 2015

Date: Friday 06 Mar 2015 – Saturday 07 Mar 2015   Location: Olympia, London
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Christmas Nursery Open Days

Date: Tuesday 02 Dec 2014 – Thursday 04 Dec 2014   Location: @Golders Green Day Nursery & Pre-School
Organiser: Asquith Golders Green Day Nursery & Pre-School   Contact: 01753 20 11 22   more details   website

Parent Champion Awards 2015

Date: Friday 16 Jan 2015   Location: TBC
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Upcoming Day Nursery Events & Open Days

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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

Making bats at Norden Road

Date: Saturday 01 Nov 2014 – Monday 04 Nov 2024
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Stay and Play Sessions

Date: Friday 07 Nov 2014 – Friday 30 Jan 2015
Organiser: kidsunlimited Day Nursery - Wandsworth   Contact: 0845 365 2929   more details   website

Open Week

Date: Monday 24 Nov 2014 – Friday 28 Nov 2014
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FREE Experience Session at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery in Colchester

Date: Friday 28 Nov 2014
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FREE Experience Session at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Earls Court

Date: Friday 28 Nov 2014
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