Nursery News & Industry Events

Early years expert Alistair Bryce-Clegg to open Childcare Expo Manchester

Sue Learner, 24-May-17 article from 'Features' section

Writer and early years expert Alistair Bryce-Clegg is to open this year’s Childcare Expo in Manchester, before he takes to the stage to present his own seminar on letting children lead the learning. This

Nearly one million low income children hit by plan to ditch free school meals

Sue Learner, 22-May-17 article from 'News' section

Around 900,000 children from low income families will be affected by the Conservatives’ plan to ditch the free school meals policy if they win the General Election. Prime Minister Theresa May announced last

Teachers call for Reception to 'remain an integral part of the EYFS'

Melissa McAlees, 22-May-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

A review has revealed 'overwhelming support' for Reception to remain part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), rather than be moved into Key Stage 1. More than 4,000 Reception teachers, head teachers

Children from East London estate picked as stars of new 'real life' CBeebies show

Michaela Mildenhall, 18-May-17 article from 'News' section

Two children with no previous acting experience have been chosen by the BBC to be the central characters in its new CBeebies programme ‘Apple tree house’, which shows a different side of British life. The young actors, aged between

Conservative manifesto promises to create thousands of nursery places in schools

Melissa McAlees, 18-May-17 article from 'News' section

Conservative leader Theresa May has launched her party’s election manifesto 'Forward Together' to "build a stronger, fairer, more prosperous future." The Conservatives have pledged to provide immediate funding

Plaid Cymru promises 'free' full-time childcare for all three-year-olds

Michaela Mildenhall, 17-May-17 article from 'News' section

Lowering child poverty rates in Wales is a major focus of Plaid Cymru’s manifesto, with promises of ‘free’ full-time childcare for every three-year-old, less fuel poverty by cutting household bills and ending the 'bedroom tax'. According

Liberal Democrat's 'ambitious' manifesto promises to 'put children first'

Melissa McAlees, 17-May-17 article from 'News' section

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has launched his party’s election manifesto promising to "Change Britain’s Future” by investing nearly £7bn extra in education. The Liberal Democrats have pledged to extend

One third of parents feel unprepared for their new arrival

Melissa McAlees, 17-May-17 article from 'News' section

A third of parents feel unprepared for their new arrival, with half of mums admitting to not leaving the house for more than three days in a row, research has revealed. The impact with which a new arrival

Childcare passport sets out flexible alternative to 'chronic underfunding' of UK childcare

Michaela Mildenhall, 16-May-17 article from 'News' section

National Day Nurseries Association is calling on the new Government to introduce a ‘Childcare Passport’, which would simplify early years funding putting parents back in control of funding streams. It is hoped that having one account

Labour's election manifesto pledges 'free' childcare for every family in £5bn vow

Melissa McAlees, 16-May-17 article from 'News' section

Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled his party’s election manifesto for "a fairer, more prosperous society for the many, not just the few." The Labour party’s draft manifesto, which was leaked last week, vowed to "overhaul

Parent-led nursery offers 'affordable' alternative to childcare

Melissa McAlees, 16-May-17 article from 'Features' section

In Hackney, north east London, professionals at Grasshoppers in The Park work alongside parents to create childcare that is cheaper than a private nursery. The parent-led co-operative approach is commonly used in

Every reception child in England to be given book with message of inclusivity

Michaela Mildenhall, 15-May-17 article from 'News' section

Every reception child in England is to receive a free book about a bear in a bee onesie, chosen by the charity BookTrust for its strong storytelling attributes, a relatable school setting and a clear message about inclusivity. There

Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

TTS Narrowing the gap

Date: Thursday 08 Jun 2017

Organiser: TTS Group Ltd

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Childcare Expo Manchester 2017

Date: Friday 16 Jun 2017 – Saturday 17 Jun 2017


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Baby Group

Date: Friday 05 May 2017 – Friday 02 Jun 2017

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Open Days

Date: Friday 12 May 2017 – Friday 09 Jun 2017

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Open Day

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Forest Adventurers

Date: Tuesday 30 May 2017 – Friday 02 Jun 2017

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Date: Tuesday 30 May 2017 – Friday 02 Jun 2017

Organiser: Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School

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