Nursery News & Industry Events

Millions of children go hungry during school holidays, report finds

Melissa McAlees , 25-Apr-17 article from 'News' section

As many as three million children are at risk of going hungry during the school holidays, with some "surviving on stodgy, unhealthy diets bought to fill hungry stomachs," a cross-party group of MPs and peers has warned. The

Well-known children's author visits nursery to celebrate good storytelling

Michaela Mildenhall , 24-Apr-17 article from 'News' section

Ian Whybrow, the prolific author of classic children’s books such as The Flying Diggers and Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs, led a fun-filled masterclass in storytelling to eager young listeners, parents and staff at a Busy Bees

Tributes paid to 'inspirational' nursery manager found strangled to death

Melissa McAlees , 24-Apr-17 article from 'News' section

An outpouring of tributes have been paid to a much-loved nursery manager who was strangled to death by her 'controlling' husband. Chrissy Kendall’s lifeless body was found by her son Ryan, at their home in

New £30k nursery playground helps girl with cerebral palsy develop 'I can' attitude

Michaela Mildenhall , 20-Apr-17 article from 'News' section

A little girl with cerebral palsy who had life-changing surgery to help her walk without a wheelchair, is now able to develop her physical skills because of a nursery's new ‘super-playground’. The outside area of the Clockwork

Outdoor nursery that lets toddlers use real saws and hammers gets top Ofsted rating

Angeline Albert , 19-Apr-17 article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

An outdoor nursery where toddlers use a composting toilet each day and saws and hammers to build dens in the woods, has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted. Children at The Elves and Fairies Woodland Nursery based in Wimborne

Some 50,000 children will not get a 'free' nursery place

Angeline Albert , 18-Apr-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Up to 50,000 children could miss out this September on a ‘free’ (30 hour a week) childcare place because some nurseries won't offer it. When it comes to providing ‘free’ childcare, as promised by the Government,

Government urged to halt 'unforgiveable' closures of children's playgrounds

Sue Learner , 13-Apr-17 article from 'News' section

In just two years, over 200 children’s playgrounds have been closed by local authorities across England, according to new research. A study carried out by the Association of Play Industries (API) has revealed

Lack of childcare 'to blame' for London having lowest number of working mums

Sue Learner , 12-Apr-17 article from 'News' section

London has the lowest number of working mums out of any region in the UK, with a think tank claiming this is due in part to seventy per cent of London’s boroughs not having enough childcare for working parents. London

Extra £50m funding for 30 hour childcare offer criticised as a 'drip feed approach'

Michaela Mildenhall , 11-Apr-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Early years minister Caroline Dinenage has announced plans for a £50m capital grants fund to help deliver the 30 hours of ‘free’ childcare being brought in this September. However Neil Leitch, chief executive of Pre-School Learning

Nursery staff cleared of child cruelty

Sue Learner , 10-Apr-17 article from 'News' section

A nursery owner, her deputy and a nursery practitioner have all been cleared of charges of child cruelty at a nursery in Port Talbot, Wales. Katie Davies, 32, of King Street, Port Talbot, who owned Bright

'Free school meals for all' under a Labour government

Michaela Mildenhall , 07-Apr-17 article from 'News' section

Shadow leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced that under a Labour Government, free school meals would be available to all state-educated primary children, regardless of age. Labour would fund the £1bn plans,

Busy Bees celebrate a year of 'exceptional moments' at national awards ceremony

Michaela Mildenhall , 06-Apr-17 article from 'News' section

Staff members from Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd arrived in force to witness awards being presented to exceptional individuals and nurseries within the group. Over 400 staff from all across Britain attended the event, which saw staff applauding

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