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Busy Bees launches apprenticeship scheme for other early years' settings

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

Busy Bees, the UK’s largest childcare provider, has launched an apprenticeship training programme to encourage industrywide best practice and raise the bar for quality childcare provision. Busy Bees currently..... read full article

New resources launched for parents whose children are starting school

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

PACEY, the professional body for childminders and day nurseries, want to ensure that parents have more help when it comes to overseeing their children starting school. Having conducted a survey on how parents feel..... read full article

Big Issue helps social enterprise firm acquire nursery in north west England to boost local jobs

Nina Hathway, News Editor (20-Aug-14)

Big Issue Invest (BII), the social investment arm of The Big Issue magazine, has loaned £75,000 to a Salford-based social enterprise, Social adVentures, to help it acquire a local day care nursery – Cheeky Monkeys – to help promote local jobs..... read full article

Wiltshire nursery closed by Ofsted after woman arrested

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Aug-14)

Regulatory inspection body Ofsted has closed the Little Angels Nursery located in Calne, Wiltshire after a woman was arrested on Saturday. A Notice of Suspension posted outside the nursery stated: “The purpose of the suspension is to allow..... read full article

Childcare costs 'tough to manage' for nearly half of British families

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Aug-14)

The cost of childcare has been described as ‘tough to manage financially’ by 45 per cent of families in a new report on the pressures facing modern family life today. The ‘Family Generations and Financial Pressures’..... read full article

Prime Minister pledges to 'support and strengthen' family life

Julia Corbett, News Editor (18-Aug-14)

More relationship counselling services, an improved adoption process and extra support for new parents will be announced by David Cameron today to do more to help families stay together. The Prime Minister will describe family as the key..... read full article

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Early years leaders welcome Lib Dem pledge to more than triple early years pupil premium

Richard Howard, News Editor (26-Aug-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

A manifesto commitment from the Liberal Democrats to triple the early years pupil premium has been welcomed by the Pre-school Learning Alliance. The early years pupil premium, which currently stands at £300 and is aimed at disadvantaged..... read full article

Change to entry requirements for EYE apprenticeship approved by new childcare minister

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

Achieving a C grade in GCSE maths and English has been changed from an entry to an exit requirement for people completing the Early Years Educator (EYE) apprenticeship. The new Early Years Educator apprenticeship..... read full article

Teaching nursery children British values is 'dangerous' and implies we are 'morally superior'

Sue Learner, News Editor (13-Aug-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

Early years organisations have denounced a proposal by the Government, which will mean nurseries will be forced to teach children British values or they will lose their funding. The move announced in the..... read full article

Nurseries urged to take disabled children and recognise 'that everyone in the world is unique'

Sue Learner, News Editor (06-Aug-14) article from 'Features' section

MPs recently described the struggle, many families with disabled children go through to get childcare, as “shocking”. A cross-party group of MPs and peers held an independent Parliamentary inquiry into childcare..... read full article

Profile: 'I know the story is a success when the children ignore me completely and just talk to the puppets,' says innovative Scottish storyteller

Nina Hathway, News Editor (06-Aug-14) article from 'Profiles' section

Story telling is an age old art and one that remains important in today’s early year settings. Scottish story teller, Ailie Findlay, the co-founder of the Flotsam & Jetsam storytelling and puppet theatre company, is increasingly..... read full article

Bilingual nurseries can make children more creative, tolerant and better at solving problems

Julia Corbett, News Editor (01-Aug-14) article from 'Features' section

Bilingual nurseries in the UK are helping children to form a foundation to become fluent in multiple languages, with languages such as Welsh, Irish, French and Spanish firmly part of the normal nursery day. Parents..... read full article

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QCF Level 2 Paediatric First Aid

Date: Saturday 13 Sep 2014 – Sunday 14 Sep 2014   Location: Coalville, Leicstershire
Organiser: HDP Education Solutions Ltd   Contact: 01530 451217   more details   website

Childcare Expo Midlands

Date: Friday 26 Sep 2014 – Saturday 27 Sep 2014   Location: Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Organiser: Childcare Expo   Contact: 01425 838393   more details   website

Childcare Expo

Date: Friday 26 Sep 2014 – Saturday 27 Sep 2014   Location: Ricoh Arena
Organiser: Connect Childcare   Contact: +44 (0)1425 838393   more details   website

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Explorers Day Nurseries, Stay and Play

Date: Friday 09 Aug 2013 – Friday 26 Sep 2014
Organiser: Explorers Day Nurseries (Welwyn Garden City)   Contact: 01707 351406   more details

Livingston Nursery Baby Group

Date: Friday 08 Aug 2014 – Friday 07 Aug 2015
Organiser: Livingston Nursery   Contact: 0800 085 4074   more details   website

Open Day

Date: Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 – Saturday 06 Sep 2014
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Teddies Chiswick Park Open Day

Date: Thursday 04 Sep 2014
Organiser: Teddies Chiswick Park Nursery and Preschool   Contact: 0800 085 4074   more details   website

Grandparent Workshop

Date: Thursday 04 Sep 2014
Organiser: Treetops Day Nursery - Matlock   Contact: 01629 581009   more details   website

Body Art Workshop

Date: Thursday 04 Sep 2014
Organiser: Treetops Nursery - (Gloucester)   Contact: 01452 525666   more details   website