Nursery News & Industry Events

Early years students anxiously await GCSE results

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 24-Aug-16 article from 'News' section

GCSE students across the UK are anxiously waiting to collect their GCSE results on Thursday (25 August) and make choices about their futures. Across the country, nursery practitioners will also be finding out if they have passed

It's not raining men in nurseries but a visit to Childcare Expo can help

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 24-Aug-16 article from 'Features' section

If half the class are boys but it isn’t ‘raining men’ at your nursery, what should pre-school managers be doing to achieve a gender-balanced workforce? That’s just one of the questions many early years practitioners

Ofsted chief resigns over 'offensive and damaging' Isle of Wight comments

Sue Learner, Editor , 23-Aug-16 article from 'News' section

David Hoare, chair of Ofsted, has resigned, following a furore over comments he made saying the Isle of Wight was a ghetto where there was inbreeding, high unemployment and high crime rates. Mr Hoare who

Tips for preparing children for starting school

Sue Learner, Editor , 22-Aug-16 article from 'News' section

It is now only just over a week to go until thousands of four-year-olds start their first day at school. It can be a hugely daunting time both for the child and their parents but there are certain things

New and expectant mums to benefit from £365m worth of mental health support

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor , 22-Aug-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

The NHS has revealed plans for a new programme that will help more than 30,000 new and expectant mums who experience serious mental health problems. The programme will support them to receive the right care at the right time, and

Rio Olympics 2016 fever grips children across Britain

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

Children as young as one have been kitted out in sporty attire, had their ‘support staff’ apply sunscreen and got active in a series of races in honour of Team GB’s Olympic success in Rio. Double Triathlon

Nine nurseries enter Government's minimum wage 'Hall of Shame'

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

The Government has made public its biggest ever 'name and shame' list of employers which failed to pay workers the minimum wage and nine nurseries are on it. The names of almost 200 employers who did not

Childhood obesity strategy is 'underwhelming' and 'far from robust', claims Jamie Oliver

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 19-Aug-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

As the Government is set to start the ‘long-awaited’ childhood obesity plan, health campaigners have called the proposals ‘feeble’ compared to what was initially expected and have called for new Prime Minister Theresa May to take

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile will remain statutory to provide 'continuity and stability'

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 17-Aug-16 article from 'News' section

The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP), which was due to become non-statutory from September 2016, will continue to be mandatory for the 2016-2017 academic year. According to the Standards and Testing

'Pokémon Go is a safety threat' to children at nurseries

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 15-Aug-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

Nurseries say early years settings should be a no-go area for Pokémon chasers hoping to capture virtual creatures because it is a safety risk. The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), which represents

Nursery raises over £300 for childhood bereavement charity

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 12-Aug-16 article from 'News' section

Busy Bees children’s nursery at Derby Heatherton invited members of the local community to a family-friendly summer fete to help raise money for charity. Children, parents and families gathered at the nursery,

Government launches consultation on 'fairer' early years funding

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 11-Aug-16 article from 'News Analysis' section

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a six-week early years national funding formula consultation to deliver a ‘fairer funding system’ for three- and four-year-olds receiving the 30-hour free childcare. The

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