Day Nursery & Nursery School News

2014 proves to be a milestone year for Childcare Expo

Richard Howard, News Editor (29-Apr-14)

Over 70 childcare sector companies have already confirmed their attendance of Childcare Expo, Coventry, in September, in what is proving to be a milestone year for an event which last month saw the successful launch of its second.....

Two-thirds of British parents feel a 10-hour flight is fine for a young child

Richard Howard, News Editor (29-Apr-14)

TravelSupermarket research has gathered information on the flying habits and opinions of British parents, which shows how families approach the task of flying with infants. Key results, drawn from 1,300.....

Apache helicopter families get new nursery

Sue Learner, News Editor (24-Apr-14)

Families at the army’s main operating base for its Apache helicopters now have a new nursery. The Wattisham Airfield Childcare Centre at the Wattisham Flying Station in Suffolk, provides childcare for children.....

Largest nursery chain in the UK continues to expand

Sue Learner, News Editor (24-Apr-14)

Busy Bees nurseries, the biggest nursery chain in Britain, is continuing to expand with a new nursery in Reading. Cartoon characters, Ben and Holly from the Nickelodean show, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom,.....

Bright Horizons opens new nursery in London

Sue Learner, News Editor (23-Apr-14)

The nursery chain, Bright Horizons, is continuing to expand and is opening a new nursery in London. The nursery in Clapham opens in June and as well as offering childcare will offer extra services for parents.....

Christian nursery worker sacked for saying homosexuality is wrong

Sue Learner, News Editor (22-Apr-14)

A Christian nursery practitioner has lost her job after telling a gay colleague that the Bible regards the practice of homosexuality as wrong. Sarah Mbuyi, who worked at Newpark Childcare in Highbury, North.....

Technology and work pressures blamed for damaging family quality time

Julia Corbett, News Editor (17-Apr-14)

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has found 56 per cent of teachers believe children spend a lot less time with their families than they did 20 years ago. As many as 74 per cent of education staff also believe families.....

Parents benefit from new children’s centre offering self-defence and first-aid classes

Julia Corbett, News Editor (16-Apr-14)

Parents are being given the opportunity to learn self-defence, first aid and even another language at a new children’s centre in Datchet, Berkshire. The extra opportunities will form part of the centre’s.....

Timmy the lamb visits winning nursery to reward sport relief fundraising

Julia Corbett, News Editor (15-Apr-14)

Popular Cbeebies character Timmy the lamb visited Kiddi Caru Harlow nursery last week after the nursery won an exclusive competition set by BBC Sport Relief for nursery group Kiddi Caru. This.....

Disability nursery gets facelift with help from local housing volunteers

Julia Corbett, News Editor (15-Apr-14)

Volunteers from Aspire Housing will be transforming a nursery for children with special needs in Newcastle-under-Lyme next week by decorating and furnishing the nursery’s new purpose built family room. The Peter Pan Nursery for.....

Scottish parents face toxic mix of rising costs and lack of childcare places

Nina Hathway, News Editor (07-Apr-14)

The Family and Childcare Trust warns that a combination of above-inflation price rises together with patchy childcare provision is putting pressure on families in Scotland. The warning comes as the.....

Investment and innovation the goal for Devon and Cornwall based day nursery operator

Richard Howard, News Editor (04-Apr-14)

South West England based nursery group Happy Days has secured a new investment package of £3.9m, allowing for further expansion of its childcare settings. The investment follows five years of research,.....