News - Innovative Nurseries

Classical music concerts for babies hit the right notes

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (07-Jul-15)

Bach to Baby provide classical music concerts for babies, children and their families at regular venues and nurseries throughout the South of England. Established in 2011 by mum and pianist Miaomiao Yu, after becoming frustrated.....

Story time with fathers at Enchanted Forest

Richard Howard, News Editor (07-Jul-15)

Nursery practitioners at Enchanted Forest Early Learning used this year’s father's day as an inspiration for practising fun activities that children can enjoy with their fathers or father figures. Three of the group’s nurseries, located in Greenock,.....

Designer wins international award for helping children 'learn through play'

Julia Corbett, News Editor (14-May-15)

The International Design Award has been won by a postgraduate student who has created an innovative product to help children ‘learn through play’. The ‘Many Happy Re-Turns’ is made out of corrugated cardboard.....

Nursery children build eco bug castle

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (24-Apr-15)

Children at Everton Nursery School and Family Centre have recently been working with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and construction company ‘Low Therm Solutions’ to help to create a unique bug castle as part of the nursery’s eco initiative. The.....

Chicken incubation project to help children learn about lifecycles and taking responsibility for animals

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (21-Apr-15)

Children at Boys & Girls Nurseries are participating in a chicken incubation project to help them learn about animal lifecycles and taking care of animals. The nurseries have partnered with Aldenham Country.....

Creative yoga classes for children: ‘capturing the magic of childhood’

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (07-Apr-15)

Tatty Bumpkin has been providing creative baby and children’s yoga programmes for children up to the age of seven for over 10 years. Working with the motto ‘bendy, giggly, clever and strong’ the classes are targeted at helping children.....

Leading nursery chain launches language development programme

Sue Learner, News Editor (27-Mar-15)

Busy Bees nursery chain has launched a learning development programme, 'Nurturing Babble to Chatter and beyond', after finding over half of parents are confused as how to best nurture their children’s language development......

Solar eclipse: Nursery children watch the 'moon coming to hide the sun'

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Mar-15)

Childen at Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery in Southport, joined millions all over the UK and northern Europe to watch the solar eclipse as the Moon came between the Earth and the Sun. The eclipse began around 8.30.....

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

Richard Howard, News Editor (26-Feb-15)

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),.....

Innovative education tool encourages children to learn through play and physical activity

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (02-Feb-15)

WizeFloor is the product of a Danish not for profit company, The Alexandra Institute specialising in innovative IT research and development projects. The Alexandra Institute launched WizeFloor in Denmark during 2013 to encourage.....

Nursery which raises most for a children’s charity will receive a visit from TV presenter Andy Day

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Jan-15)

International children’s charity, Angels, is offering nurseries and primary schools the chance to star in their own music video and receive a visit from top children’s presenter Andy Day as part of its newest fundraising.....

Nursery boosts environmental awareness through innovative bird hide

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (22-Dec-14)

Children from Everton Nursery School and Family Centre have created an innovative bird hide by working in collaboration with a local construction company. Local construction company, Clan Products donated.....

Practical new tool leads the way to adventurous playtime

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (12-Nov-14)

A new practical tool has been launched by The Play Safety Forum to combat the ‘cotton wool culture’ that constricts children’s play. The idea is supported by the UK Government and the Health and Safety Executive.....

Working with children inspires nursery worker to become a storyteller

Richard Howard, News Editor (30-Oct-14)

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.....

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

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Oct-14)

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.....

How Leeds is making its child friendly city ambition a reality

Julia Corbett, News Editor (08-Sep-14)

Since 2012 Leeds City Council has been working to become a child friendly city where the needs and wishes of young people are listened to in all areas of the city. Motivated by UNICEF’s child friendly city.....

Busy Bees launches apprenticeship scheme for other early years' settings

Nina Hathway, News Editor (02-Sep-14)

Busy Bees, the UK’s largest childcare provider, has launched an apprenticeship training programme to encourage industrywide best practice and raise the bar for quality childcare provision. Busy Bees.....

Nursery chain holds its first inclusion conference training day

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Jul-14)

The nursery chain, Kiddi Caru, has shown its commitment to inclusion being a core ethos of its nurseries, by holding its first inclusion conference training day. The training day was attended by all of its.....

'The best classroom has no ceiling' says Forest School leader

Sue Learner, News Editor (02-Jul-14)

Louise King, a nursery practitioner at The Old Station Nursery at Henley on Thames, has such a passion for outdoor learning, she is training to become a Level 3 Forest School Leader. Children at the nursery.....

The nursery that takes care of parents too

Nina Hathway, News Editor (28-May-14)

Due to open before the end of June, the Clapham Village Nursery and Preschool is thought to be one of a growing number in the UK to offer not only childcare but assistance to overworked parents so they can better manage their busy.....