Nursery News & Industry Events

Nursery children banned from using glitter

Sue Learner, 17-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

At a time of year, when children are making Christmas cards sprinkled with shiny glitter, a nursery boss has taken the decision to ban it from all of her 19 nurseries, due to the damage it is doing to the environment. Cheryl

Charity calendar will still go on sale despite tragic death of baby

Sue Learner, 16-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

A charity calendar produced to raise money for a number of baby charities, will still go on sale, despite one of the calendar photos featuring a baby who has tragically died days before the launch. Millie

Government tells nurseries don't give dried fruit at snack time

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

Nurseries are being told not to give dried fruit, such as raisins, during snack time and only give processed meat, such as sausages, once a week. The Department for Education (DfE) has given out guidance

Nurseries must not shy away from letting children take risks, says Ofsted

Melissa McAlees, 10-Nov-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Nurseries could be harming children’s development by removing climbing frames and avoiding trips to the park over fears children might hurt themselves, Ofsted’s chief inspector has warned. Amanda Spielman

Over 100,000 sign petition against Government shutdown of Childcare Vouchers

Melissa McAlees, 09-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for Childcare Vouchers to be kept open alongside Tax-Free Childcare (TFC), meaning the issue will be considered for debate in Parliament. Childcare

Nursery offered vaccinations after Hepatitis A outbreak

Melissa McAlees, 09-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

Vaccinations are being offered to 40 people associated with a day nursery after a child contracted Hepatitis A. The child who attends the Fun Days Day Nursery in Rhyl, Wales, contracted the virus following

Goldman Sachs nursery invests in children

Melissa McAlees, 08-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

For any parent whose office and nursery are in different directions, the idea of a co-working nursery with everyone under the same roof could appear to be the perfect solution. But is combining work and childcare a good mix, or is

Sacked Welsh childcare minister found dead

Michaela Chirgwin, 07-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

The Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, Carl Sargeant, has been found dead, having committed suicide at his house in Connah's Quay, Flintshire, less than a week after he was suspended from his role in the Welsh Government.

Drag Queens invited into nurseries to teach children about tolerance

Melissa McAlees, 06-Nov-17 article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

As part of a project to spread a message of tolerance and kindness, children at London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) nurseries will be read stories by drag queens. LEYF has teamed up with Drag Queen Story

Most mums spend little time with children and more time working

Angeline Albert, 01-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

A poll of 1,000 parents has revealed more than half of mums (59 per cent) spend little time with their children because they must prioritise their job to provide for their families. New research has found

Wales urged to follow Scotland's lead and ditch business rates for nurseries

Sue Learner, 01-Nov-17 article from 'News' section

The Welsh Government is being urged to follow in the footsteps of Scotland and scrap business rates for nurseries in Wales. The Scottish Government announced in September, that from 1 April 2018, private

One of UK's youngest nursery owners opens £25-a-day pre-school

Melissa McAlees, 31-Oct-17 article from 'Features' section

Hannah Donnelly is thought to be one of the UK’s youngest nursery owners after setting up her own childcare setting in Urmston, Greater Manchester, at the age of 26. After struggling to fund her son’s childcare,

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