Nursery News & Industry Events

Jeremy Corbyn unleashes tough-talking mum and new early years taskforce

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 28-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Newly re-elected Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, fresh from his victory over rebellious Labour MPs, is looking to reinvigorate his party with the help of a new childcare taskforce and a no nonsense mum. Having

North and West Wales see huge drop in childcare places

Sue Learner, Editor , 28-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Wrexham and Denbighshire in North Wales and Pembrokeshire in West Wales have between them lost over 400 childcare places over the past year. While Monmouthshire in South Wales has seen the biggest fall with a loss of 235 childcare

Poole nursery rated Outstanding for 'children's exemplary behaviour' and 'learning to take turns'

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

Ofsted has rated Tops Day Nursery in Parkstone, Poole, Outstanding after a recent inspection. Inspectors found the manager monitors children’s progress accurately and thoroughly, ensuring appropriate support

Council refuses to collect dirty nappies of three year olds who 'should be potty-trained'

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

A council in Wales has refused to collect the nappies of children aged three and older as part of its new nappy collection service, because it argues parents should have potty-trained them by this age. 'Potty

'Stub out smoking in children's playgrounds' environmental health officers demand

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 26-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

No smoking zones should be extended to open spaces including children’s playgrounds, public parks, zoos and theme parks environmental health officers have said. Smoking has been illegal in the UK’s enclosed

Children as young as two are being targeted by border police say campaigners

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 26-Sep-16 article from 'News' section

Parents are being urged to withhold details of their child’s nationality and country of birth from a census, which human rights campaigners say is being used against them to police Britain’s borders. From

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

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

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