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Redwoods Dowling Kerr celebrate sale of Manchester day nursery

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (26-Feb-15) article from 'News' section

Davyhulme Nursery, situated in Greater Manchester, has recently been sold to First for Childcare Ltd, by Redwoods Dowling Kerr. The group own a number of nurseries and purchased Providence Day Nursery from Redwoods Dowling Kerr..... read full article

Innovative 'Online Learning Journeys' software recognised by IT Europe Awards

Richard Howard, News Editor (26-Feb-15) article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

Advanced software developer for day nurseries, Red Fish Systems Ltd, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015. A leading event in Europe for independent software vendors (ISVs),..... read full article

Colin Firth lends supports to new Action for Stammering Children appeal

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (26-Feb-15) article from 'News' section

Award winning actor, Colin Firth and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ed Balls have lent their support to Action for Stammering’s (ASC) latest appeal to help children in the UK who have a stammer. The ‘Unlock a Child’s Voice’..... read full article

Disadvantaged children must be made a priority by new Government, says Lords Committee

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (24-Feb-15) article from 'News Analysis' section

The incoming Government has been urged to consider the way the budget for childcare and early education is allocated by the Lords Committee. The House of Lords Committee for Affordable Childcare has expressed concern that the..... read full article

Childcare minister Sam Gyimah to open this year's Childcare Expo

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (24-Feb-15) article from 'Features' section

Following the success of the 2014 Childcare Expo in London, the event is set to return to the Olympia conference centre on 6-7 March. Attracting nearly 2,000 visitors, a mix of early years practitioners..... read full article

Fishponds nursery receives glowing report from local council

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (23-Feb-15) article from 'News' section

Childcare group Mama Bear’s are celebrating after their nursery in Thicket Avenue, Fishponds, received high praise after a recent visit from the Early Years and Childcare Service team of Bristol City Council. Inspections..... read full article

Nick Clegg calls nursery leaders 'a bolshie lot'

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Feb-15) article from 'News Analysis' section

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg ended up calling nursery leaders “a bolshie lot” after he was harangued at an early years conference and forced to defend Government policies such as getting more two-year-olds into schools and the..... read full article

Lib Dems pledge to save families £2,670 a year through free childcare

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Feb-15) article from 'News' section

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has announced his plans to extend free childcare for working families if the party gets into power at the next general election. The policy would entitle all children with working parents aged..... read full article

Cost of nursery care rises 33 per cent in five years

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Feb-15) article from 'News Analysis' section

The cost of a part time nursery place for under two year olds has risen by 33 per cent in the last five years, the Family and Childcare Trust has found. The average cost of part time childcare for under..... read full article

Dads should talk to employers ahead of new parental leave rights

Julia Corbett, News Editor (18-Feb-15) article from 'News' section

Prospective fathers are being urged to speak to their employers ahead of the change in parental leave rights allowing dads to share the first 50 weeks of leave from 5 April 2015. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills..... read full article

Overweight mothers risk the future health of unborn babies

Julia Corbett, News Editor (18-Feb-15) article from 'News' section

A link between overweight women during pregnancy and the future health of their babies has been discovered. According to the Dorian Consortium, gaining too much weight during pregnancy was found to increase the chance an obese..... read full article

Only one in five parents read to their children before bedtime

Nina Hathway, News Editor (17-Feb-15) article from 'News' section

Research commissioned by Alton Towers Resort reveals that parents are failing to find the time to read to their children, with time-pressed mums feeling the burden more than most. Although three-quarters..... read full article

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Upcoming Day Nursery Exhibitions & Conferences

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Childcare Expo London 2015

Date: Friday 06 Mar 2015 – Saturday 07 Mar 2015   Location: Olympia, London
Organiser: Childcare Expo   Contact: 01425 838393   more details   website

Childcare Expo London

Date: Friday 06 Mar 2015 – Saturday 07 Mar 2015   Location: London Olympia
Organiser: Wesco   Contact: +441159899765   more details

Child Care Expo

Date: Friday 06 Mar 2015 – Saturday 07 Mar 2015   Location: Olympia , London
Organiser: Callmy   Contact: +44 (0)1425 838393   more details   website

Upcoming Day Nursery Awards

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Parent Champions Conference

Date: Wednesday 11 Mar 2015   Location: London
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European IT and Software Excellence Awards

Date: Wednesday 25 Mar 2015   Location: Lancaster London Hotel
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Upcoming Day Nursery Events & Open Days

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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

Making bats at Norden Road

Date: Saturday 01 Nov 2014 – Monday 04 Nov 2024
Organiser: Positive Steps Children's Day Nursery Ltd   more details

Preschool class of 2014 reunion

Date: Sunday 30 Nov 2014 – Saturday 30 Nov 2024
Organiser: Positive Steps Children's Day Nursery Ltd   more details

Crafty Wizards World

Date: Monday 05 Jan 2015 – Thursday 31 Dec 2015   Location: Crafty Wizards World
Organiser: Crafty Wizards Pre-School   Contact: 020 8859 3725   more details   website

Mummy, Bump & Baby Coffee Mornings

Date: Wednesday 07 Jan 2015 – Wednesday 15 Jul 2015
Organiser: Inglewood Day Nursery and Preschool   Contact: 0118 944 8338   more details   website

Open Day

Date: Wednesday 21 Jan 2015 – Saturday 28 Feb 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Banana Moon Day Nursery Kemspton   Contact: 01234 855492   more details