Nursery News & Industry Events

Early years maths: Are we letting our boys down?

Michaela Mildenhall, 24-Jul-17 article from 'Features' section

Despite the recent shortening gap between girls’ and boys’ grades in most early years subjects, maths is considered the one area where the boys are still continually lagging. So, do we need to rethink the

Children's Food Trust announces closure after helping 11 million children access better food

Melissa McAlees, 21-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

The Children’s Food Trust has announced "with great sadness" that it is to close, after promoting healthy eating for children in the UK for more than 15 years. The charity, formerly called the School Food

Soaring childcare costs and shortage of places leave parents 'struggling' this summer

Melissa McAlees, 21-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

As nurseries and schools across the country break up for the summer holidays, many working parents will be faced with a ‘double whammy’ of rising childcare costs and a ‘scarcity’ of council run childcare provision, new research suggests.

Stigma of 'disadvantaged' label deters parents from applying for early years pupil premium

Sue Learner, 19-Jul-17 article from 'Features' section

The fear of their child being labelled as ‘disadvantaged’ is deterring parents from applying for the early years pupil premium, according to nurseries. The early years pupil premium (EYPP) was introduced

Toddler Yoga: 'Every nursery should have one staff member trained'

Angeline Albert, 19-Jul-17 article from 'Features' section

“Children are natural yogis they are so flexible and can do the downward dog very easily” says toddler yoga instructor Beth Hopkins who believes nurseries have nothing to lose by getting a staff member trained up in the art.

daynurseries.co.uk helps nurseries tackle childcare recruitment problems

Sue Learner, 18-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

Good staff who are enthused about the early years are crucial for any nursery, yet finding them can be a real challenge. Now daynurseries.co.uk has come up with an innovative way of helping nurseries find the right staff with its

Nursery's heartwarming generosity feeds London's homeless

Melissa McAlees, 18-Jul-17 article from 'Features' section

An East London nursery has been teaching children the value of sharing and helping others by preparing hot meals for the homeless. Scallywags Nursery in Suttons Lane, Hornchurch, sets time aside every

'No specific reason' 30-hour childcare scheme 'will not be a success', report finds

Melissa McAlees, 17-Jul-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

An evaluation of the 30-hour pilot has concluded that there is 'no specific reason' to believe that the policy will 'not be a success', even though almost half of nurseries reported limiting places in order to be able to offer extended

'Devastated' nurseries shut down after 'lousy' funding causes heavy losses

Angeline Albert, 14-Jul-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Nurseries across England are closing because the Government’s 30 hour ‘free' childcare policy and mounting business pressures is forcing them out of business. Three and four-year-olds of working parents

Nursery group buys three nurseries from owner exiting market to open restaurant

Angeline Albert, 14-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

Children 1st Day Nurseries has added to its 20-strong portfolio of nurseries by purchasing three more settings from a nursery owner believed be exiting the childcare market to run a restaurant. Moors

More nurseries confident they can save children's lives with Millie's Mark

Angeline Albert, 13-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

Staff from a growing number of nurseries across England are confident they have the skills required to save a child's life because they have Millie’s Mark - a new accreditation for paediatric first aid. Millie’s

Early years education boosts everyone, not just the disadvantaged, reveals DfE

Angeline Albert, 12-Jul-17 article from 'News' section

All children benefit from early education from the age of two ‘regardless’ of a child’s household income and level of disadvantage in their area, Government research reveals. New research from the Department

Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

Childcare Expo Midlands 2017

Date: Friday 29 Sep 2017 – Saturday 30 Sep 2017

Organiser: Childcare Expo

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EYFS Conference 2017

Date: Friday 01 Dec 2017

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Upcoming Care Sector Awards

Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

Stay and play sessions

Date: Friday 07 Jul 2017 – Friday 28 Jul 2017

Organiser: Stockwell Day Nursery and Preschool

Contact: 0207 7388 606

Holiday Activity Club

Date: Monday 10 Jul 2017 – Friday 04 Aug 2017

Organiser: Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School

Contact: 01304 611215

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Open Afternoons

Date: Tuesday 11 Jul 2017 – Tuesday 08 Aug 2017

Organiser: Little Me Day Nursery The Coach House

Contact: 01635 226466

Bring a friend Friday

Date: Friday 14 Jul 2017 – Friday 11 Aug 2017

Organiser: Bright Horizons Chiswick Park Day Nursery and Preschool

Bring a friend Friday

Date: Friday 14 Jul 2017 – Friday 11 Aug 2017

Organiser: Asquith Hendon Pre-School & Day Nursery

33 days of summer

Date: Thursday 20 Jul 2017 – Friday 18 Aug 2017

Location: Little Acorns Kids Club

Organiser: Little Acorns Pre-School and Kids Club

Contact: 01400273278

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