Nursery News & Industry Events

Grandparents often a vital source of childcare during school holidays

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 26-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

Grandparents often step-in and hold the fort with childcare, particularly during the long school holidays, according to new research. The study commissioned by Europcar revealed the average grandparent spends

Toddler allegedly assaulted by staff at nursery shut down by Ofsted

Sue Learner, Editor , 26-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

Greater Manchester Police is investigating an alleged assault on a toddler at Rainbows End Nursery, which has been temporarily shut down by Ofsted. The early years regulator temporarily suspended the registration

Ready Steady School: Bridging the transition in early years

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 25-Jul-16 article from 'Features' section

The start of a new school term is always exciting, but the transition from nursery to primary school can be both daunting and overwhelming for young children, and although every parent wants their child to settle, they are often unaware

Nursery practitioner who swam English Channel reveals 'it was lonely in the dark'

Sue Learner, Editor , 25-Jul-16 article from 'Features' section

Nursery practitioners from Childbase Partnership braved high winds, tides and freezing temperatures in their marathon swim across the English Channel, with one revealing "it was lonely swimming in the dark". Others

'Go away you terrorist' nursery worker tells child

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 25-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

“Go away and bomb someone else” were the words spoken to a young child by a nursery nurse, who has been struck off. Nikki Alexander has been banned from working in the childcare sector after she repeatedly

Post-reshuffle school delay sparks fear early years funding will be pushed back too

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 22-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

The childcare sector is urging Education Secretary Justine Greening not to put off plans for a new early years funding formula, after she delayed the rollout of a funding formula for schools until 2018-19. The

Two hour ordeal: Child trapped in nursery's minibus during heatwave

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 21-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

A child was taken to hospital after being left alone in a minibus for more than two hours during a heatwave. On 19 July, the toddler was found inside the minibus outside Meithrinfa Camau Bach nursery in

Britain faces summer holiday childcare shortage

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 21-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

Despite the summer holidays fast approaching, most councils in England, Scotland and Wales have said they cannot give parents the childcare cover they need. A survey by the Family and Childcare Trust (FACT),

New Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman appointed

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 20-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

The Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced Amanda Spielman is the new chief inspector of Ofsted, the nurseries and schools watchdog. The Privy Council, which includes current and former ministers

Home-cooked infant meals have more fat and salt than ready meals

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 20-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

Young children given home cooked meals are eating more fat and salt than those who get shop-bought ready-made meals say academics. The majority of home-cooked meals for babies and children up to the age

Most children in poverty come from working households

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 19-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

Two thirds of children living in poverty are from working households, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The child poverty rate in working households has been rising since 2003-04, while

Warnings issued for children and those with health conditions as heatwave hits England

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 18-Jul-16 article from 'News' section

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a warning to vulnerable adults, children and those with health conditions, over the forecast ‘heatwave’ effecting parts of England. Parents and carers of infants, young

Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

Childcare Expo Midlands

Date: Friday 30 Sep 2016 – Saturday 01 Oct 2016

Organiser: Oaktree Designs

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Childcare Expo Midlands 2016

Date: Friday 30 Sep 2016 – Saturday 01 Oct 2016

Organiser: Childcare Expo

Contact: 01425 838393

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National NMT Nursery Awards

Date: Saturday 26 Nov 2016

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Upcoming Care Sector Awards

Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

Summer holiday club

Date: Thursday 07 Jul 2016 – Friday 05 Aug 2016

Organiser: Banana Moon Day Nursery Battersea

Contact: 0207 228 8747

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Stay and Play Baby Group

Date: Monday 11 Jul 2016 – Monday 08 Aug 2016

Organiser: Kids 1st Sunderland

Contact: 0191 514 0653

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Introduction to baby massage

Date: Wednesday 20 Jul 2016 – Wednesday 10 Aug 2016

Organiser: Kid Ease Nursery

Half Term Play Scheme

Date: Thursday 21 Jul 2016 – Sunday 31 Jul 2016

Organiser: Bridgwater College Childcare Centre

Contact: 01278 441270

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Join the Summer Holiday Learning Fun Club!

Date: Monday 25 Jul 2016 – Tuesday 23 Aug 2016

Organiser: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

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Join the Summer Holiday Learning Fun Club!

Date: Monday 25 Jul 2016 – Tuesday 23 Aug 2016

Organiser: kidsunlimited Nurseries

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