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As study links higher IQ and breastfeeding, Dr Christian Jessen assures mums not breastfeeding, 'your baby will be fine'

Julia Corbett, News Editor (30-Mar-15)

A recent study has claimed the longer a baby is breastfed for the more likely they are to have a higher IQ, earn more and spend longer in education than those who are not. However, some people have claimed.....

Mandatory first aid paediatric training for all nursery staff following tragic nursery death

Sue Learner, News Editor (12-Mar-15)

All newly qualified staff with a childcare level 2 and 3 qualification will be required to have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first aid certificate, under new Government proposals. The.....

Childcare minister announces £2m funding for integrated early years and health checks

Sue Learner, News Editor (11-Mar-15)

Childcare minister, Sam Gyimah, has announced funding of £2.2m for local authorities to help them implement the new joined-up early years and health checks for two-year-olds. The reforms will give parents.....

Childcare minister praises nurseries for setting a 'consistently high bar'

Sue Learner, News Editor (04-Mar-15)

Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah held a reception for over 120 early years professionals to thank them for helping him in his “moral mission” to give parents the best possible childcare. The guests, which included.....