Nursery News & Industry Events reveals parents' Top 10 nurseries

Sue Learner , 23-Mar-17 article from 'Innovative Nursery' section

The leading day nurseries review site,, has revealed parents’ Top 10 nurseries in 12 regions in the UK, as well as the top nursery groups. The Top 10 nurseries are decided by their review

Scotland faces childcare shortage as nurseries refuse to offer free places

Angeline Albert , 23-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Many nurseries in Scotland have refused to offer the 1,140 free childcare hours promised by the Scottish Government from 2020 - meaning families could miss out on funded nursery places. Almost half (49 per

MP recalls rush to find son as London's terror attack puts Parliament's nursery in lockdown

Angeline Albert , 23-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Babies and toddlers remained trapped in the House of Commons nursery, hours after a terrorist attack in London led to the death of four people and left 29 others needing hospital treatment. The nursery and

Nursery bridges the generational gap with heartwarming visits to care home

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

We are often told to value all ages in our communities, from the very young to the very old. It is said that developing connections between older adults and the youngest members of the community can have wonderful benefits for both

Nurseries urged to sign up as £2,000 a year Tax-Free Childcare website goes live

Angeline Albert , 22-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Millions of parents can register from today for a new Tax-Free Childcare scheme and the 30 hours' free childcare offer via the Government’s new Childcare Choices website. Nurseries are being urged to sign

'Distressing' rise in babies and toddlers hospitalised to remove rotten teeth

Angeline Albert , 22-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

The number of tooth extractions performed on babies and children up to the age of four in hospital has risen by a quarter (24 per cent) in England over the last decade. No less than 84,086 tooth extractions

Nurseries told 'We're coming to kill you all'

Angeline Albert , 21-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Nurseries across the West Midlands went into emergency lock-down after being threatened with guns by a woman who said she’d be arriving to kill all the children and staff. Staff at nine nurseries and schools

Nicola Sturgeon's £50m promise gives Scotland's private nursery staff a payrise

Angeline Albert , 20-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced she’ll give £50m to ensure all staff in private nurseries are paid the Living Wage to help deliver her Government’s doubling of free childcare hours by 2020. Ms

Busy Bees joins forces with Meningitis Now as national charity partner

Charley Walker, News Editor , 17-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Childcare provider Busy Bees has announced it will be supporting Meningitis Now throughout 2017 to raise awareness and contribute to the £3m the charity needs to smoothly throughout the year. The UK’s largest

Nurseries dispute 'misleading' report that thousands of nursery practitioners are paid less than minimum wage

Sue Learner , 17-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

National Day Nurseries Association and Pre-School Learning Alliance have disputed a new report which claims 20,000 nursery practitioners are being paid below the minimum wage. Research based on data from

Olympic badminton player inspires nursery children to be healthy

Sue Learner , 16-Mar-17 article from 'News' section

Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms is launching National Day Nurseries Association’s (NDNA) Healthy Body, Happy Me campaign to encourage children to be healthy. Nursery children will be learning all about

'Mum, I need porridge for breakfast and broccoli for dinner, I can't poo!': Rainbow Fairy gets children to like fruit and veg

Charley Walker , 16-Mar-17 article from 'Features' section

With four and a half years and almost 600 workshops under her belt, the Rainbow Fairy (otherwise known as Natasha Gavin, founder of I Know Why It’s Yum, Mum!) can make teachers’ and parents’ jaws drop as they witness the fussiest

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