Nursery News & Industry Events

More needs to be done to keep children safe online, study reveals

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 09-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

Educators, businesses and parents are being encouraged to help make the internet a safer place as part of Safer Internet Day 2016. The annual events promotes safe and responsible use of online technology and offers tips and advice

The Duchess of Cambridge lends support to Children's Mental Health Week

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 09-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

The Duchess of Cambridge has lent her support to children’s mental health charity Place2Be, who have has launched a week long campaign to help build children’s resilience. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, who is the Royal Patron of

Children's imaginary friends brought to life for new exhibition

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 09-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

Creative advertising agency AMV BBDO have brought together some of the UK’s finest creative talent for an exhibition of children’s imaginary friends. The exhibition titled, ‘The Imaginary Friends Collection’ is being held at the

Cameron seeks alternative to early years behind bars

Angeline Albert News Editor , 08-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

Prime Minister David Cameron is planning to give children a better start in life by rethinking pregnant women's treatment in jail and how their babies are cared for, after new figures reveal 100 babies spent time in prison last year.

Outreach programme increases take up of free childcare places

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 05-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

An innovative outreach programme aimed at encouraging parents to take up free childcare places in Liverpool, has seen dramatic participation over a six week period. The programme, commissioned by Liverpool

Storytelling 'stretches children's vocabularies' and extends their ability to learn

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 04-Feb-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

In celebration of National Storytelling Week, Schools Minister Nick Gibb has highlighted the importance of storytelling, of children being read to and told stories, not only in the years before they start school but throughout their

Nursery installed webcams to reduce distress of parents

Sue Learner, Editor , 03-Feb-16 article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

Burstead Bears in Essex, took the decision when it opened nearly 10 years ago, to install webcams to reduce the distress felt by parents when they first left their children at nursery. Webcams were first

Childcare Expo set to unveil latest innovations in the childcare sector

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 03-Feb-16 article from 'Features' section

After many successful years, Childcare Expo will once again be brimming with imaginative ideas and ingenious products as it returns to Olympia in London, between 4–5 March 2016. With more than 70 exhibitors

Government announces 30-hour childcare pilot areas

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 02-Feb-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

The Government has announced that eight local authorities will share £13m to help prepare for the introduction of the expanded childcare allowance. A further 25 areas will share £4m to work together as ‘Early

'Grandbuddies' project aims to bridge the generation gap

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 01-Feb-16 article from 'News' section

Young children from the Ballerup Nursery Centre made a recent visit to Rosaburn House in South Lanarkshire, as part of a new intergenerational community project. The ‘Grandbuddies’ initiative was designed to bring children and

Photographs reveal a 'child's eye view' of nursery life

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 28-Jan-16 article from 'Features' section

Learning is a process that involves thought, vision and imagination. A camera can help spark these very same qualities in the minds of young children. They capture a world from their view point. Cameras

Technology in the early years: A help or a hindrance?

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 28-Jan-16 article from 'Features' section

The use of technology in the early years is a contentious issue among childcare professionals and parents. Child-friendly apps, toys and gadgets are becoming increasingly affordable and accessible, while there is growing concern about

Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

Childcare Expo London

Date: Friday 04 Mar 2016 – Saturday 05 Mar 2016

Organiser: Morton Michel Childcare Insurance

Contact: 01425 838393


Childcare Expo London 2016

Date: Friday 04 Mar 2016 – Saturday 05 Mar 2016

Organiser: Childcare Expo

Contact: 01425 838393


Upcoming Care Sector Awards

Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

Learning Fun Club

Date: Wednesday 27 Jan 2016 – Thursday 25 Feb 2016

Organiser: Active Learning Fulham (London)

Contact: 01625865974



Date: Wednesday 27 Jan 2016 – Thursday 25 Feb 2016

Organiser: kidsunlimited Nurseries


Toddlers activity sessions

Date: Monday 01 Feb 2016 – Monday 29 Feb 2016

Organiser: Treetops Nursery - (Sutton)

Contact: 02086432947


Holiday LEARNING FUN CLUB with Bright Horizons

Date: Wednesday 03 Feb 2016 – Thursday 03 Mar 2016

Organiser: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Contact: 0370 218 8970


Open Week

Date: Monday 08 Feb 2016 – Friday 12 Feb 2016

Organiser: The Little People Day Nursery

Contact: 01452 610477

Open Week

Date: Monday 08 Feb 2016 – Friday 12 Feb 2016

Organiser: Children's House Day Nursery

Contact: 01344 301277