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Only 12 per cent of schools plan to provide places for disadvantaged two year olds

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

Compared to 40 per cent of nurseries, child-minders and pre-schools, only 12 per cent of schools have made provisions to offer funded places for the most disadvantaged two year olds. Leaders from the childcare sector have reacted..... read full article

Classic play activities taught to modern dads at pop up workshops

Julia Corbett, News Editor (18-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

Kite making, Lego engineering and rocket building workshops are being offered to dads throughout September and October to teach them skills they can use to play with their children at home. Launched by notonthehighstreet.com,..... read full article

New trolleys for disabled children at Sainbury’s will ‘revolutionise’ shopping trips

Julia Corbett, News Editor (17-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

From this week Sainsbury’s stores throughout the country will be offering shopping trolleys specially designed to keep disabled children safe and secure on shopping trips. Parents of disabled children are set to benefit from..... read full article

Presumed dangers of technology related play for children exaggerated by media

Julia Corbett, News Editor (16-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

The importance and lifelong value of play is being explored in a new online course run by Sheffield University. The seven week course ‘Exploring Play’ is set to provide students with an exploration of the..... read full article

PACEY expands membership to include students and whole nursery settings

Julia Corbett, News Editor (15-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) has announced two new membership offers for access to its training support and improvement provision. Early years students can now have access to membership..... read full article

A Reggio Emilia approach helps early years staff better understand how children learn

Richard Howard, News Editor (11-Sep-14) article from 'Features' section

Although the Montessori approach to pre-school learning often receives more attention, another philosophy that more and more nurseries are beginning to favour is that of Reggio Emilia. Named after an Italian town, the approach..... read full article

Oxford University develops first global standards to assess healthy growth of babies

Sue Learner, News Editor (10-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

The first international standards setting out how babies should grow if their mothers have adequate health, nutrition, medical care and socioeconomic status, have been developed by a global team led by scientists from Oxford University. The..... read full article

Kate Middleton advised to drink flat coke to combat morning sickness

Sue Learner, News Editor (09-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

A leading pregnancy expert has advised the Duchess of Cambridge to try drinking flat coke to relieve her morning sickness, also known as hyperemesis gravidarum. News of Kate Middleton’s pregnancy was confirmed..... read full article

Early years intervention gives stammering children best chance of full recovery

Julia Corbett, News Editor (08-Sep-14) article from 'Features' section

Stammering is a serious communication difficulty where people have problems repeating words, repeating sounds, stretching sounds or getting stuck on a specific word. It is also more common in under-fives than many people might think. The..... read full article

How Leeds is making its child friendly city ambition a reality

Julia Corbett, News Editor (08-Sep-14) article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

Since 2012 Leeds City Council has been working to become a child friendly city where the needs and wishes of young people are listened to in all areas of the city. Motivated by UNICEF’s child friendly city..... read full article

Pre-school children today have 'poorer physical and motor skills' than 20 years ago

Sue Learner, News Editor (03-Sep-14) article from 'Features' section

Pre-school children today are more fearful of hurting themselves and “are not so confident in their physical abilities as they used to be” two decades ago, according to a leading early years physical development expert. Dr..... read full article

Ferryhill day nursery's e-portal is a UK first

Richard Howard, News Editor (03-Sep-14) article from 'News' section

Owners of Child's Play Private Nursery, in Ferryhill, have invested in an innovative e-portal that enables parents to feel more involved and informed on learning progress and child development. By utilising the potential..... read full article

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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

National Early Years Conference

Date: Tuesday 30 Sep 2014   Location: Central London
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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

Baby Massage

Date: Monday 01 Sep 2014 – Monday 06 Oct 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Nursery - St Blazey   Contact: 01726 815 958   more details   website

Baby Massage

Date: Thursday 04 Sep 2014 – Monday 13 Oct 2014
Organiser: Happy Days South West Ltd Falmouth   Contact: 01326 314 735   more details   website

Free Baby Room Stay & Play Sessions

Date: Monday 08 Sep 2014 – Monday 13 Oct 2014
Organiser: Great Cornard Crocus Early Years Centre   Contact: 0800 085 4074   more details   website

Baby Massage

Date: Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 – Wednesday 22 Oct 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Playbox   Contact: 01872 222 571   more details   website