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Nurseries reminded to chop up grapes after doctors warn of choking hazard

Sue Learner, Editor (22-Dec-16)

Nurseries are being reminded to chop up all small fruit and vegetables such as grapes and cherry tomatoes, after doctors warned that a lack of awareness by parents and childcare practitioners is putting young children at risk. Dr.....

Children's future success predicted by brain tests at age of three

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (13-Dec-16)

A child’s chance of success in later life can be predicted by brain tests at the age of three, new research suggests. According to a study published in the journal, Nature Human Behaviour, low cognitive.....

Nursery burglaries leave 'distressed' managers wondering how to keep settings safe

Angeline Albert, News Editor (13-Dec-16)

A string of burglaries at nine nurseries and schools across Southampton has led to at least one manager wondering what she can do to stop the break-ins. With cash, laptops and keys among the items stolen.....

Early years minister reveals new minimum childcare funding rate

Angeline Albert, News Editor (02-Dec-16)

Childcare minister Caroline Dinenage has announced a minimum rate of £4.30 per hour for early years providers, as part of a ‘fairer funding system’. The new funding rate means early years providers receive.....