Day Nursery & Nursery School News

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Thomas the Tank Engine promotes rail safety to nursery children

Michaela Chirgwin (16-Oct-18)

Thomas the Tank Engine has been enlisted by Network Rail and the British Transport Police, to feature in a new picture book teaching children how to stay safe around railways. The book, ‘Staying Safe with.....

Banning parents from smacking children 'reduces violence', claims study

Melissa McAlees (16-Oct-18)

National bans on parents smacking their children have been linked to lower rates of teenage violence, new research suggests. In countries where parents are banned from smacking their children, the rate of.....

Folic acid to be added to flour to help prevent birth defects

Michaela Chirgwin (15-Oct-18)

It will soon be mandatory for folic acid to be added to flour in the UK in a bid to reduce serious birth defects such as spina bifida and prevent infant deaths, according to reports. Pregnant women and those.....

Prince Harry and Meghan announce they are expecting their first baby

Melissa McAlees (15-Oct-18)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they are expecting their first child together, five months after getting married. The announcement came as Meghan, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, arrived in Sydney.....

Picking your nose can be a deadly habit for pre-schoolers

Angeline Albert (12-Oct-18)

We’ve all done it but picking your nose can be a fatal habit for children under the age of five, as it can spread a bacteria that can cause pneumonia, a study reveals. The research, published in the European.....

Early years an 'afterthought' in Ofsted's new framework

Sue Learner (11-Oct-18)

Ofsted has been accused of ignoring the early years and treating the sector as an ‘afterthought’ in a key speech by its chief inspector. Amanda Spielman spoke at the Schools NorthEast Summit outlining some.....

Halloween deadline: Skogsmule outdoor toddler group faces eviction

Angeline Albert (10-Oct-18)

An outdoor children’s group in a Welsh country park has attracted nursery practitioners from around the world but is now facing eviction on 31 October, due to a dispute over children's exclusive use of the toilets......

Free holidays for staff on National Nursery Practitioner Day

Angeline Albert (09-Oct-18)

With a quarter of nursery staff in the UK thinking of leaving their job due to stress and mental health problems, The Co-operative Childcare has decided to celebrate its practitioners by naming a day in their honour and offering free.....

Pre-schoolers learn about financial management with PwC-funded animation

Angeline Albert (08-Oct-18)

Experts from the world of finance have created a cartoon to educate pre-school children about basic financial concepts to stop them making poor financial decisions in adulthood. Early lessons to.....

Parents are spending more on children's books than in previous years

Melissa McAlees (05-Oct-18)

Parents are spending an average of £7 a month on books to read with their children, with more pre-schoolers exerting their influence over the books purchased for them, new research has revealed. A report.....

Childcare vouchers close with fears working families will be worse off

Sue Learner (04-Oct-18)

The government is going ahead with plans to close its childcare vouchers scheme, despite strong opposition to the decision from MPs, employers and parents. The scheme which closes at midnight on 4 October,.....

Under-fives spending more time on YouTube and Netflix

Melissa McAlees (04-Oct-18)

Three in four children under-five now have access to a tablet, smartphone or computer, and are watching online video content on platforms such as YouTube and Netflix, new research has revealed. The annual.....

Third of parents admit to manipulating their child's friendships

Melissa McAlees (04-Oct-18)

Around one third of parents admit to manipulating their children’s friendships to suit their own ‘parent relationships’, a new survey has revealed. A poll conducted by Families Online found that nearly half.....

Children who attend nursery are better behaved than those who stay at home

Melissa McAlees (02-Oct-18)

Children who attend nursery are more likely to be better behaved and have fewer psychological problems than those who are looked after by parents, friends or a childminder, according to a study of French children. The.....

Nursery children share £1,000 win from literacy competition with care home residents

Michaela Chirgwin (01-Oct-18)

Nursery children who won £1,000 in a reading and writing competition have decided to split their prize money with care home residents they’ve visited, after photos of the children reading with residents helped them to win first prize. Children.....

Tributes paid to Postman Pat creator who died aged 85

Melissa McAlees (28-Sep-18)

John Cunliffe, the creator of children's television favourites Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim, has died aged 85. Fans have paid tribute on social media, with many speaking of the childhood memories he had.....

English nurseries want business rates scrapped after Wales becomes exempt

Melissa McAlees (27-Sep-18)

Wales is following in the footsteps of Scotland by making nurseries exempt from paying business rates and now nurseries in England are putting pressure on Westminster to do the same. The Welsh Government.....

Labour unveils 'radical' plans to offer more 'free' childcare

Melissa McAlees (26-Sep-18)

Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled a 'radical' expansion of free childcare in his speech conference, a move he says will benefit a million children and families. The Labour leader promised extra top-up hours beyond.....

Anger at junk food advertising as mum is hit by son with cravings

Angeline Albert (21-Sep-18)

Parents fear ‘immoral’ advertising is making children view junk food as a reward for good behaviour, and many feel schools could do more about it, with a mum confessing she gets “bitten, hit and scratched” if she doesn’t give in to.....

'Nonsense' plan aims to shut 46 of Norfolk's children's centres

Angeline Albert (20-Sep-18)

A total of 46 of the 53 children’s centres, run by Norfolk County Council, are set to close from October 2019. Norfolk County Council has launched an eight-week consultation into its proposals for the closures,.....

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