Nursery News & Industry Events

Nursery introduces 'babywearing' to help comfort and soothe babies

Melissa McAlees, 22-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

A Cambridge nursery has introduced 'babywearing' to help soothe and comfort the babies they look after. Rainbow Day Nursery in Trumpington has become the first nursery in Cambridge - and the third in the UK -

'Outstanding' nursery praised for children's 'exceptional progress' and independent learning

Melissa McAlees, 20-Sep-17 article from 'Features' section

A Surrey-based which encourages babies to wash their hands before meals and helps children to prepare their own snacks has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted in its first inspection, just two years after opening. Jane

Nerf guns can cause irreversible damage to children's eyes, warn doctors

Melissa McAlees, 19-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Doctors are urging children and adults to wear protective goggles when playing with Nerf guns, as the foam darts have been found to cause serious eye injuries. Accident and emergency medics from Moorfields

CBeebies creates first children's animation starring autistic cast

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

Autism is to take centre stage in a new animated TV series being broadcast into children’s living rooms from October. With its main character and rest of the cast all on the autism spectrum, the TV series

London terrorist attack sparks evacuation of nursery children

Angeline Albert, 15-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Police fears of another terrorist attack in South West London, led to staff at Zebedee Nursery being told to evacuate the setting, after a bomb exploded at Parsons Green underground station. Twenty-two

'Misguided' DfE scraps SATs for seven-year-olds to test four-year-olds instead

Angeline Albert, 15-Sep-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

New Reception-year baseline tests for four-year-olds will be introduced from 2020, while SATs for seven-year-olds are to be scrapped from 2023. Children’s progress is currently measured between the end of

Scottish nurseries get business rate exemption from April

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

Unlike England and Wales, nurseries in Scotland will no longer have to pay business rates from 1 April 2018. Scotland’s finance secretary Derek Mackay made the announcement at Holyrood this week, in

Childcare robots start work in Japanese nurseries

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

Robots are being tested out at nurseries in Japan to plug the country’s early years recruitment crisis, which has seen demand for childcare places outstrip supply. Artificial intelligence that can recognise

Air quality data reveals children's poisoned playgrounds

Angeline Albert, 11-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Thousands of children are playing in playgrounds with dangerous air pollution levels, Government data reveals An analysis of Government figures, by environmental law charity ClientEarth, has revealed almost

China's influence grows as bilingual Mandarin nursery group plans further expansion in London

Sue Learner, 08-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

With China’s economy booming, demand for Mandarin has risen in the UK to the extent that its first bilingual Mandarin-English nursery group has just opened its second setting, with a further two in the planning stages. Hatching

No women only prisons means Welsh children are forced to travel to England to visit mums

Sue Learner, 08-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Wales has no women only prisons, which means Welsh children are being forced to travel huge distances to visit their mums, who are serving their sentences in English prisons. In a bid to help these children, a scheme has been set

One of France's leading nursery chains buys up more of UK childcare market

Sue Learner, 07-Sep-17 article from 'News' section

Grandir which owns Les Petite Chaperons Rouge (LPCR), comprising of over 300 nurseries in France, is continuing its expansion into the UK by buying up Kiddi Caru’s 20 nurseries. Kiddi Caru which was run by

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