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Thousands of pulped children's magazines 'could be redistributed to hospitals'

Sue Learner, Editor (29-Apr-16)

Every week over 10,000 unsold comics and magazines are returned from shops and sent off to be pulped. Instead of this, a national waste and recycling company has called for them to be redistributed to hospitals.....

Scottish Labour Party pledges breakfast club in every primary school

Sue Learner, Editor (28-Apr-16)

The Scottish Labour Party has promised Scotland a ‘childcare revolution’ which will include a breakfast club in every primary school. Leader Kezia Dugdale launched the party’s manifesto in Edinburgh, pledging.....

Three in five parents worry their children are not ready to start school

Sue Learner, Editor (27-Apr-16)

Nearly three out of five parents worry their child will not be ready to start school at the age of five, according to a poll by the charity Action for Children. In the wake of these findings, the charity.....

Northern Ireland's nursery admissions rule under fire for 'discrimination' against working parents

Angeline Albert, News Editor (22-Apr-16)

Some parents in Northern Ireland have voiced anger that their children are missing out on nursery places because they are not ‘socially disadvantaged’. Marilyn McGaffin, whose daughter was given a part time.....

Nursery group hit by April's council cuts petitions Government for money now

Angeline Albert, News Editor (18-Apr-16)

A nursery group is calling on nurseries to fight for more funds after a council cut the amount it pays one of its nurseries by 45p an hour, while other local authorities made no change to their rates......

Parental conflict can 'damage' children's long-term life chances

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

Children that are exposed to parental conflict have poorer long-term life chances and can become suicidal in extreme cases, new research has revealed. A study conducted by the Early Intervention Foundation.....

£300m childcare boost for working families under Universal Credit

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (12-Apr-16)

Parents on Universal Credit (UC) are set to benefit from more support with their childcare costs from today, making it easier to start work or take on more hours. The Department for Work and Pensions has.....

New app advises and reminds pregnant women about vaccinations

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (11-Apr-16)

A new app has been designed and launched by researchers to guide and remind pregnant women about vaccines recommended during pregnancy. The Maternal Immunations (MatImms) app is aimed at pregnant women to.....

Two week Easter break sees children spend almost one week with an iPad

Angeline Albert, News Editor (07-Apr-16)

No less than 2,000 children in the UK will spend on average six days, 18 hours and 40 minutes on digital devices across the Easter Holidays – that’s almost one full week indoors and online. The online poll.....

All five nurseries run by Mulberry Bush are 'Outstanding'

Angeline Albert, News Editor (06-Apr-16)

Ofsted inspectors have rated as Outstanding all five nurseries run by the Mulberry Bush Nursery group. The Mulberry Bush Nursery cares for more than 800 children in five nurseries in Bury and is celebrating.....