Nursery News & Industry Events

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' 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

My 10-year journey from apprentice to nursery manager

Sue Learner, 03-Jan-18 article from 'Features' section

Hollie Redish, who joined Mama Bear’s Day Nursery & Pre-School in 2007 as an apprentice, says “it’s the best way to get hands on experience and gain a full insight into what the role is like.” Ten years after

Fear of growing inequality as poorer parents miss out on formal childcare

Michaela Chirgwin, 03-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

An early years charity has warned of growing inequality as new figures show that under half of poorer families, earning less than £10,000 a year, are using formal childcare. The results of a parent survey

'Devastated' Montessori nursery closes after lack of funding

Melissa McAlees, 03-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

Parents of children attending a Hertfordshire nursery have been left ‘truly heartbroken’ after the setting was forced to close its doors for the final time just days before Christmas. Bishops Stortford Montessori

Scientists discover babies can 'learn to walk' at 10 weeks

Michaela Chirgwin, 02-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

Ten-week-old babies practice learning to walk by ‘reflex walking’, according to new research by Lancaster University. Two sets of infants took part in the study which was published in Neuropsychologia. One

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