Day Nursery & Nursery School News

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Children and young people's charities most at risk from austerity measures

Richard Howard, News Editor (30-Apr-12)

A National Children’s Bureau (NCB) report, ‘Beyond the Cuts’, has furthered concerns that some charities may be unable to continue operating only a year from now, estimating a £405m statutory funding loss to impact between now and.....

Number of people using foodbanks doubles in one year

Rachel Baker, News Editor (26-Apr-12)

Over 45,000 children were fed by foodbanks in 2011-12, as figures released today by national foodbank charity The Trussell Trust show that the current economic climate is seeing many more people struggle to put food on the table,.....

NDNA survey finds nurseries ready to deliver for two-year-olds – “if conditions are right”

Rachel Baker, News Editor (26-Apr-12)

Most day nurseries say they are “very likely” to get involved in delivering funded places for two-year-olds, a survey by the National Day Nurseries Association has found. Sixty-three per cent of nurseries who responded to the survey.....

Estelle Morris, Baroness Morris of Yardley – new patron of Earlyarts

Rachel Baker, News Editor (26-Apr-12)

Estelle Morris, Baroness Morris of Yardley has been announced as the new patron of Earlyarts, the award-winning, national network for people working creatively with children and families in the arts, cultural and early years sectors......

“Chuck Junk off the Checkout” campaign calls for parents’ support

Rachel Baker, News Editor (26-Apr-12)

Asda, Morrisons and Iceland have been named as the “worst offenders” for displaying junk food on four out of five checkouts in their stores, says a report by The Children’s Food Campaign. Other high street supermarkets were.....

Planning permission granted for new day nursery at St Helier Hospital

Rachel Baker, News Editor (25-Apr-12)

Planning permission has been granted for a brand new children’s day nursery, costing £1.6million to be built at St Helier Hospital for the children of staff. Permission was granted by the London Borough of Sutton development.....

Play is “crucial in a child’s development”, says nursery chain

Rachel Baker, News Editor (25-Apr-12)

The importance of play in a child’s life has been a hot topic in the press recently. A report by Ribena Plus highlighted that 92 per cent of parents believe that imaginary play is important but 16 per cent don’t know how to create.....

Labour launch childcare review by declaring the Government’s approach is “totally unacceptable”

Rachel Baker, News Editor (24-Apr-12)

Labour’s shadow education secretary, Stephen Twigg launched the party’s review of childcare provision yesterday (Monday 23 April) at a children’s centre in Essex. In the major review of childcare policy, Labour warned that.....

Coronation Street star opens new day nursery in Prestwich

Rachel Baker, News Editor (24-Apr-12)

The Kids Planet Day Nursery Group has opened their seventh nursery with help from Samia Ghadie who plays Maria in Coronation Street. The brand new, purpose built building in Nursery Road, Prestwich, Manchester caters for new-borns.....

Make time for play time, as report shows parents need to learn how to play

Rachel Baker, News Editor (23-Apr-12)

Parents should not be afraid of taking part in their children’s play time, say the Pre-school Learning Alliance, after a Ribena Plus report found that parents are suffering a “play confidence crisis” about being involved in their.....

Day nursery encouraging physical play after receiving £5,000 Quality First Funding

Rachel Baker, News Editor (23-Apr-12)

After receiving a Quality First funding bid from North Yorkshire County Council Early Years team for £5000, Jigsaws Childcare wanted to use the money for physical development in child learning as a direct result of improvements in.....

NICE consultation under way on social and emotional well-being in the early years

Richard Howard, News Editor (20-Apr-12)

Draft guidance has been published on ‘Social and emotional well-being: early years’, by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), as part of a consultation scheduled for completion 18 June 2012. The.....

London nursery providers attend summit on 2012 Olympics

Richard Howard, News Editor (19-Apr-12)

The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) has held its first Pan London Olympics Strategy Meeting, yesterday, in order to help prepare nursery services in the capital to meet the challenges of delivering childcare during the 2012 Games. Nursery.....

Lincoln nursery to host fundraising day for heart disease

Richard Howard, News Editor (19-Apr-12)

A fundraising day is being held at The Old Station Nursery, Lincoln, tomorrow after a local couple were inspired to raise money for other parents whose children have been diagnosed with congenital heart disease. Parents Stacey.....

Plympton's Kiddi Caru Day Nursery earns top accolade

Richard Howard, News Editor (16-Apr-12)

Staff and owners of Kiddi Caru Day Nursery, in Plympton, have double reason to celebrate the achievements of their service. Having been named top Employer of Apprentices in the South West, by the Plymouth Training Provider.....

Healthy eating the goal for Innsworth nursery

Richard Howard, News Editor (16-Apr-12)

Staff and children of The Old Station Nursery, in Innsworth, have embraced the ‘Happy Body, Happy Me’ campaign instigated by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) thanks to the addition of new raised flower beds that will.....

Playgarden and Jan White seminar on outdoor learning

Rachel Baker, News Editor (12-Apr-12)

Playgarden is one of the leading authorities on the subject of early years’ play provision and brings interactive, multi-sensory play equipment to enhance children’s outdoor learning. On Wednesday 3 October, Playgarden.....

Children’s charity sector “being squeezed by public sector cuts,” says Children England

Rachel Baker, News Editor (12-Apr-12)

Children’s charities’ budgets are being “hit hard” by cutbacks in public sector funding, says Children England, the leading membership organisation for the children, young people and families voluntary sector. Their new report.....

Chefs from Busy Bees day nursery pass Early Years Nutrition course

Rachel Baker, News Editor (12-Apr-12)

Busy Bees nursery chefs have been awarded for their achievement in passing their Early Years Nutritional course. The Busy Bees training team launched the exclusively developed, six month course last year and it is accredited.....

Scunthorpe day nursery planning extension

Rachel Baker, News Editor (11-Apr-12)

Scunthorpe’s Wise Owl Private Day Nursery has announced plans to extend into the building next door, increasing the nursery from a 35 place day care setting to a 74 place nursery. The extended premises will house a brand new toddler.....

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