Nursery News & Industry Events

Nursery campaign group reports DfE to competition authority over 'price-fixing'

Sue Learner, Editor , 20-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

The campaign group 'Champagne Nurseries on Lemonade Funding' has lodged a formal complaint to the Competition and Markets Authority about the Government's 'price-fixing' of the childcare market. It claims

FGM play will help nurseries and children's centres tackle female genital mutilation

Sue Learner, Editor , 20-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

An interactive play, Bloodlines, is travelling around the country as part of an FGM training day for staff from nurseries, children's centres and schools. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure carried

Charity disputes research which claims qualified nursery teachers have 'tiny effect' on children's learning

Sue Learner, Editor , 17-Feb-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

Save the Children has disputed research which found nurseries with a qualified nursery teacher have only a “tiny effect” on children’s attainment. Earlier this week, researchers from the Centre for Economic

Early years language tutor with a 'Spanish soul' teaches 'the tour guides of the future'

Charley Walker, News Editor , 16-Feb-17 article from 'Features' section

Young children are said to be ‘geniuses’ when it comes to learning languages. Babies can discriminate between the sounds of different languages, something which monolingual adults cannot do, making it easier for young children to

Author and illustrator Nick Sharratt urges dads to spend more time reading with their children

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 15-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Award-winning illustrator and author Nick Sharratt is backing a new reading campaign to encourage more parents, particularly dads, to read with their children. ‘Read Manchester’ has been launched by The National

'Outstanding' nurseries have 'tiny effect' on children's attainment

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 14-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Attending a nursery with highly qualified staff or an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating has a limited impact on a child’s educational achievement, according to new research. The report titled 'Nursery Quality:

NICE urges GPs to assess mental health of all pregnant and postnatal women

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 13-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Pregnant women and new mothers should be given more support and guidance surrounding their mental health, according to a new report by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE is

Children's writer and illustrator Raymond Briggs wins lifetime achievement award

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 09-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

Famous for the children’s books The Snowman and Fungus the Bogeyman, the writer and illustrator Raymond Briggs has received the BookTrust 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for his ‘outstanding’ contribution to children’s literature. Raymond

Over half of English councils don't know if eligible parents will be able to access 30 hours free childcare

Angeline Albert, News Editor , 08-Feb-17 article from 'News Analysis' section

More than half of England’s councils (54 per cent) remain clueless about whether all eligible parents of three and four-year-olds will get the ‘30 hours’ free childcare from this September, as promised by the Government. Major

Think tank urges Government to abolish funded childcare and target disadvantaged families

Melissa McAlees, News Editor , 07-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

A report by think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has called for the universal free childcare entitlement to be abolished and for 'costly regulations' to be scrapped to make childcare more affordable. The

Labour MP expresses concern over closure of more than 370 Sure Start children's centres

Charley Walker, News Editor , 03-Feb-17 article from 'News' section

A total of 377 Sure Start children’s centres have closed since 2010, according to recent parliamentary answers. Information obtained by Labour MP Dan Jarvis revealed that 64 Sure Start centres closed in 2016

Nursery review ratings now showing in Google search results

Sue Learner, Editor , 03-Feb-17 article from 'Features' section

Parents looking for a nursery in Google search results, can now see at a glance, a nursery’s rating and how many reviews it has. Leaving your child in someone else’s care can be extremely hard for parents

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