Nursery News & Industry Events

Green trolls make magical appearance in UK's forest schools

Melissa McAlees, 25-Apr-18 article from 'Features' section

Woodland Kindergarten is Sheffield’s only outdoor nursery. There are no classrooms, just a pack-away tipi for shelter and ‘Mulle’, a fictional woodland creature who teaches children about the wonders of nature. Skogsmulle

Royal baby: Toddler warns Princess Charlotte new siblings 'cry all night’

Angeline Albert, 24-Apr-18 article from 'News' section

Pre-schooler Princess Charlotte was all smiles as she waved to the press waiting outside St Mary's Hospital where her baby brother was born. But how will she deal with her new sibling stealing the limelight from her? Children and

Millie's Mark extended to pre-schools and childminders in England

Melissa McAlees, 20-Apr-18 article from 'News' section

Pre-schools, nursery schools and childminders in England are now able to achieve Millie’s Mark - the accreditation for excellence in paediatric first aid. Millie’s Mark is named after Millie Thompson, who

Government told to scrap business rates for 'struggling' nurseries

Melissa McAlees, 19-Apr-18 article from 'News' section

Small childcare providers are struggling to make ends meet, with some considering closing their doors for good, a new report has revealed. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is urging the Government

Kids Planet nursery chain to double portfolio with £6.5m investment

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

Nursery group Kids Planet has revealed plans to double the number of nurseries in the next five years. The family-owned chain run 23 sites across Greater Manchester, including new additions in Stockport

Nursery group leads the way in closing gender pay gap

Melissa McAlees, 16-Apr-18 article from 'News' section

Female employees at Childbase Partnership are paid on average 1.1 per cent more than their male counterparts, new data suggests. The employee-owned company, which operates 41 day nurseries, is bucking the

Children's Minister says more Welsh areas will pilot 30 hours childcare offer

Angeline Albert, 12-Apr-18 article from 'News' section

Welsh Children’s minister Huw Irranca-Davies has announced the ‘free’ 30 hours a week childcare offer is to be piloted in more areas across Wales, before being rolled out to the entire country by September 2020. Mr

Government picks NFER to test four-year-olds despite teachers' opposition

Angeline Albert, 11-Apr-18 article from 'News Analysis' section

The Department for Education (DfE) has chosen NFER to deliver its controversial baseline tests for four-year-olds starting school, despite anger from teachers who have vowed to stop the assessments being rolled out. The

Bambinos is first UK nursery group sold to a Chinese investor

Angeline Albert, 10-Apr-18 article from 'News' section

Bambinos Day Nursery group, which runs four nurseries in Plymouth, has been sold to JiaYi Education – making it the first nursery business in England to be bought by a Chinese investor. The|Bambinos

Yellow Dot nurseries bought by Bright Horizons

Angeline Albert, 09-Apr-18 article from 'News' section

Twelve nurseries in Hampshire operated by Yellow Dot Holdings Ltd have been sold to childcare giant Bright Horizons Family Solutions. The acquisition of the Yellow Dot nursery group, which offers 794 childcare

A thousand children's centres close after falling off 'Government list of priorities'

Michaela Chirgwin, 05-Apr-18 article from 'News Analysis' section

Over 1,000 Sure Start children’s centres across the country have closed since 2009, twice as many as the Government has officially reported, according to research by the Sutton Trust. The report ‘Stop Start’

Three-year-old boy dies from meningitis 12 hours after symptoms appeared

Melissa McAlees, 04-Apr-18 article from 'News' section

A three-year-old boy who attended a nursery in Lancashire has died after contracting meningitis. On 27 March, Hector Kirkham was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary after contracting meningococcal septicaemia

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