Nursery News & Industry Events

Nursery staff learn British Sign Language in their spare time to communicate with profoundly deaf mum

Sue Learner, Editor , 24-Feb-17 article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

Two nursery practitioners have been praised by a mum who is profoundly deaf, for doing a British Sign Language course in their spare time, so they could communicate with her. Elizabeth Corbett and her husband

Misdiagnosis of SEND diverting support away from children with genuine needs

Charley Walker, News Editor , 24-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Pressure from parents is resulting in misdiagnoses of special education needs and disabilities while children with genuine problems are overlooked, new research has revealed. More than half of teachers believe

Government reveals 10,000 fewer early years providers plan to deliver 30-hour childcare offer

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 23-Feb-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

The Government has revealed that around 10,000 fewer early years providers plan to deliver the 30-hour childcare offer for three- and four-year-olds, than the number delivering the current 15-hour free entitlement. The

Nurseries warned to look out for excessive clinginess as part of proposed new guidelines to help spot abuse

Sue Learner, Editor , 22-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

New guidelines are being drawn up to help nursery practitioners, teachers and social workers spot warning signs of abuse or neglect and put in interventions to stop it. The advice from NICE (National Institute

Nursery campaign group reports DfE to competition authority over 'price-fixing'

Sue Learner, Editor , 20-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

The campaign group 'Champagne Nurseries on Lemonade Funding' has lodged a formal complaint to the Competition and Markets Authority about the Government's 'price-fixing' of the childcare market. It claims

FGM play will help nurseries and children's centres tackle female genital mutilation

Sue Learner, Editor , 20-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

An interactive play, Bloodlines, is travelling around the country as part of an FGM training day for staff from nurseries, children's centres and schools. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure carried

Charity disputes research which claims qualified nursery teachers have 'tiny effect' on children's learning

Sue Learner, Editor , 17-Feb-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Save the Children has disputed research which found nurseries with a qualified nursery teacher have only a “tiny effect” on children’s attainment. Earlier this week, researchers from the Centre for Economic

Early years language tutor with a 'Spanish soul' teaches 'the tour guides of the future'

Charley Walker, News Editor , 16-Feb-17 article from 'Features' section

Young children are said to be ‘geniuses’ when it comes to learning languages. Babies can discriminate between the sounds of different languages, something which monolingual adults cannot do, making it easier for young children to

Author and illustrator Nick Sharratt urges dads to spend more time reading with their children

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 15-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Award-winning illustrator and author Nick Sharratt is backing a new reading campaign to encourage more parents, particularly dads, to read with their children. ‘Read Manchester’ has been launched by The National

'Outstanding' nurseries have 'tiny effect' on children's attainment

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 14-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Attending a nursery with highly qualified staff or an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating has a limited impact on a child’s educational achievement, according to new research. The report titled 'Nursery Quality:

NICE urges GPs to assess mental health of all pregnant and postnatal women

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 13-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Pregnant women and new mothers should be given more support and guidance surrounding their mental health, according to a new report by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE is

Children's writer and illustrator Raymond Briggs wins lifetime achievement award

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 09-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Famous for the children’s books The Snowman and Fungus the Bogeyman, the writer and illustrator Raymond Briggs has received the BookTrust 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for his ‘outstanding’ contribution to children’s literature. Raymond

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