Nursery News & Industry Events

UK nursery prices rise by over 10 per cent as Chinese investors move in

Angeline Albert, 19-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

Rising demand from overseas investors particularly from China who are keen to buy UK nurseries, has pushed the average price of childcare businesses up by 10.8 per cent in 2017. Despite greater costs

Parents pay price for Government's 'free' childcare as nurseries charge for nappies

Angeline Albert, 18-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

Most childcare providers (65 per cent) which offer 30 hours ‘free’ childcare are charging parents extra for nappies, food and other services because of a lack of money from the Government to pay for the scheme.

PACEY president joins panel developing childcare T-levels

Angeline Albert, 17-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

Penny Tassoni, president of PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) has been appointed to a new panel responsible for developing childcare T-level courses. Reporting to the Department

Robert Winston calls on Ofsted to value child-led play

Angeline Albert, 16-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

Child development expert Robert Winston says child-initiated playtime is undervalued and wants Ofsted to reject the ‘flawed’ findings of its own report, which recommends four-year-olds be pushed harder to improve their writing, reading

Parents angry at 'cheeky' nursery rule dictating children’s shoe brands

Angeline Albert, 15-Jan-18 article from 'Features' section

Parents have expressed anger at a 'condescending' and ‘cheeky’ letter written by a nursery which says children can only wear Start Rite or Clarks shoes to nursery. Sparkly shoes ‘don’t support

Nursery manager finds first white Creme Egg and scoops £1,000

Sue Learner, 11-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

Natasha Bream, a manager of a nursery in Luton, is the first to find a limited edition white chocolate Creme Egg. Each white Creme Egg has a golden ticket with free cash. The 30-year-old bought three eggs

Singing in groups can help alleviate postnatal depression

Sue Learner, 10-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

Women who take part in group singing recover from moderate to severe postnatal depression quicker, according to a new study. The research by the Centre for Performance Science randomly placed 134 mothers

Childcare minister sacked in Cabinet reshuffle

Sue Learner, 09-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

Childcare minister Robert Goodwill, who has been sacked from his job in the Cabinet reshuffle, has claimed Theresa May was “making way for younger people”. The children and families minister has lost his

Nursery sector has high hopes for social mobility with new Education Secretary

Sue Learner, 09-Jan-18 article from 'News Analysis' section

The nursery sector hopes new Education Secretary Damian Hinds will champion early years policies which tackle disadvantage, due to his previous interest in the social mobility agenda. Damian Hinds has taken

Education Secretary launches 'English Hubs' for four-year-olds

Sue Learner, 08-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

A national network of 35 ‘English Hubs’ are to work with disadvantaged four and five-year-olds in a bid to improve their reading and writing. The initiative will be run by a new Centre of Excellence for Literacy

MPs to look at impact of childcare on the economy

Melissa McAlees, 05-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

The Treasury Select Committee, which is chaired by former education secretary Nicky Morgan, has launched a new inquiry into how childcare can affect the economy. The committee of cross-party MPs will consider

Parents criticise Government's 100-calorie snack campaign as 'a step too far'

Melissa McAlees, 04-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

A new healthy eating campaign launched by Public Health England (PHE) has left many parents ‘furious’ with its ‘unrealistic’ guidelines. With latest research showing that children consume at least three

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