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Working with children inspires nursery worker to become a storyteller

Richard Howard, News Editor (30-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Pre-school children in Chichester have been enjoying a new addition to their literature resources, after Co-operative Childcare employee Natasha Knowles was inspired by her interaction with one young child to write her own. Ms..... read full article

Parties commit to placing low literacy concerns at the top of political agendas

Richard Howard, News Editor (29-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Charity coalition The National Literacy Forum has today announced a cross-party commitment from the UK’s three leading political parties to adopt its ‘Vision for Literacy’ and tackle the UK’s growing literacy gap. The..... read full article

Pilot helpline aims to protect children during parental separation

Richard Howard, News Editor (28-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

A more stress-free out of court settlement process is being piloted by family advisory and support service Cafcass, in the shape of a new support helpline designed to lessen the impact of traumatic times on young children. Announced..... read full article

£3.9m investment sees Happy Days embark on South West expansion

Richard Howard, News Editor (28-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Staff recruitment is under way at a new 100-place Bristol day nursery, as Devon and Cornwall based provider Happy Days South West Ltd expands to more parts of the South West. Located at Almondsbury Business Centre, in the Bradley Stoke area..... read full article

Birmingham day nursery renovation makes the most of outdoor space

Richard Howard, News Editor (27-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Teachers at the inner-city located St Michael’s Nursery are delighted with the results of an outdoor play renovation, designed to make the most of space previously felt to be ‘uninspiring’. Having worked with outdoor specialists..... read full article

Nurseries to receive up to £300 extra funding for the most disadvantaged three and four-year-olds

Julia Corbett, News Editor (23-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

The Government has outlined extra funding aimed at preventing children from the poorest families falling behind their peers before they have even started school. As part of the early years pupil premium, nurseries, schools and..... read full article

Few mothers helped into work by free three-year-old childcare places scheme

Julia Corbett, News Editor (22-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

The number of parents helped back into work by the free childcare places for three-year-olds scheme has been minimal, a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found. Estimates suggest only 12,000 mothers have been helped..... read full article

National Children’s hour launched as country’s clocks go back

Julia Corbett, News Editor (22-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

A charity event encouraging parents to spend more time with their children will launch this Sunday to coincide with the clocks going back an hour, marking the end of British summer time. The first National Children’s Hour event..... read full article

New childcare minister says school-led nurseries will be at heart of Government education plan

Julia Corbett, News Editor (21-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Childcare and Education minister Sam Gyimah has outlined his plans to create greater partnerships between schools and private, voluntary and independent (PVI) providers to improve early years education in the childcare sector. In..... read full article

State of the Nation report advises Government to reset ambitions or risk rise in poverty

Julia Corbett, News Editor (21-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

The Government has been urged to focus on making all young children school ready by 2025 in the State of the Nation report on child poverty and social mobility in the UK. The report has been created by a government-formed commission..... read full article

First of new breed of 'Super Nurseries' opens with onsite yoga and pilates for parents

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Oct-14) article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

A leading nursery chain has opened the first of what it calls a ‘new breed of super nurseries’ offering nursery and holiday club sessions for children and onsite yoga and pilates and a concierge service for parents. Clapham..... read full article

Childcare minister says nurseries 'must do more' to make children school-ready

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Oct-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

Childcare and Education Minister Sam Gyimah, has said “more must be done” by nurseries to make sure children make good progress, after new figures showed too few children are ready for school. The statistics..... read full article

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Upcoming Day Nursery Exhibitions & Conferences

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QCF Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

Date: Thursday 30 Oct 2014 – Friday 31 Oct 2014   Location: Coalville, Leicestershire
Organiser: HDP Education Solutions Ltd   Contact: 01530 451217   more details   website

Early Years Information & Networking Event

Date: Thursday 06 Nov 2014   Location: Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton le Woods, Blackburn. BB5 5JP
Organiser: Bamboo Childcare   Contact: 0844 822 5727   more details   website

Level 3 Paediatric Emergency First Aid at Work

Date: Tuesday 25 Nov 2014   Location: Coalville, Leicestershire
Organiser: HDP Education Solutions Ltd   Contact: 01530 939115   more details   website

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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 29 Sep 2014 – Monday 03 Nov 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Nursery - Liskeard   Contact: 01579 348 670   more details   website

Baby Massage

Date: Wednesday 01 Oct 2014 – Tuesday 25 Nov 2014
Organiser: Happy Days Nursery - St Minver   Contact: 01208 869 693   more details   website

October Events

Date: Wednesday 01 Oct 2014 – Friday 31 Oct 2014
Organiser: Banana Moon Day Nursery Hatton (Warwick)   more details

Join us for our Open Month

Date: Wednesday 01 Oct 2014 – Friday 31 Oct 2014
Organiser: Looking Glass Day Nursery and Preschool   Contact: 0800 085 4074   more details   website

Christmas Card Design

Date: Wednesday 01 Oct 2014 – Friday 31 Oct 2014
Organiser: Cherubs Vale View   more details