Day Nursery & Nursery School News

"Glum mums pessimistic about the future for their children", report finds

Rachel Baker, News Editor (29-Aug-12)

Being unable to get on the housing ladder, debt and pension provision are the biggest concerns that mums fear for the future of their children, a new survey has shown. The survey of Mumsnet users was conducted for the High Pay.....

Grandparents raise funds for special needs nursery

Rachel Baker, News Editor (29-Aug-12)

The Staffordshire based charity, The Peter Pan Nursery for children with special needs is getting vital support during a week- long art exhibition in Herefordshire. From 8 to 16 September, artists and craftmakers will be opening their.....

Alliance publications to assist implementing new Early Years Foundation Stage

Rachel Baker, News Editor (29-Aug-12)

The new Early Years Foundation Stage will come into effect on 1 September and two new publications from the Pre-School Learning Alliance aim to support practitioners and providers to understand and implement the EYFS 2012. ‘Getting.....

Nursery chain Just Learning acquired by Busy Bees

Richard Howard, News Editor (23-Aug-12)

Day nursery provider Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd have announced a major acquisition, having confirmed that seventy-one Just Learning Ltd nurseries are to become part of its already substantial childcare portfolio. The chain.....

Stables Day Care Nursery hopes to overturn allotment ban

Richard Howard, News Editor (22-Aug-12)

The owner of Stables Day Care Nursery, in Shropshire, claims to have received support from all over the country, after being banned from using a council-owned allotment. Being able to grow vegetables and encourage healthy eating with the.....

Local authorities need to improve safeguarding of children with disabilities

Richard Howard, News Editor (22-Aug-12)

Disabled children are at risk of slipping through the child protection net, according to a report released today by England’s education regulator Ofsted. The report ‘Protecting disabled children’ is based on a survey of 12 local.....

Getting to Grips with the EYFS

Richard Howard, News Editor (21-Aug-12)

The new Early Years Foundation Stage is set to come into effect on 1 September, with two new publications having been released by the Pre-school Learning Alliance in order to help nurseries achieve a smooth transition when embracing.....

Pre-school Learning Alliance praised for its management, leadership and value for money

Rachel Baker, News Editor (16-Aug-12)

The Pre-school Learning Alliance is celebrating a year of achievements after receiving praise from three national quality audits for its strong leadership, management and for providing value for money. The Pre-school Learning Alliance has.....

Over 10,000 early years professionals in England, government announces

Rachel Baker, News Editor (15-Aug-12)

A milestone for early years education has been achieved today as the government announced there are over 10,000 Early Years Professionals in England. The Early Years Professional Status programme was.....

Co-operative Childcare continues expansion programme

Sue Learner, News Editor (14-Aug-12)

Childcare provider The Co-operative Childcare is continuing its expansion programme and has acquired three more nurseries taking its total number up to 47. It is the new operator of the City of Wolverhampton.....

New nursery opens 24/7

Sue Learner, News Editor (14-Aug-12)

A new 24-hour nursery has opened in Surrey offering day and overnight care. Russell Hill Road Day Nursery in Purley, is registered for 56 children from birth to five in the day, and 12 children overnight. The.....

Day nursery has three exciting new play areas

Rachel Baker, News Editor (14-Aug-12)

Busy Bees day nursery in Warndon has three distinctive new outdoor play areas making the most of its outdoor space. Play and landscape specialist, Playgarden created three distinct, play areas to create.....

Parents can win sports equipment for their child’s nursery

Sue Learner, News Editor (13-Aug-12)

The nursery chain, Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd, is holding a competition with the chance for parents to win sports equipment for their child’s nursery, school or childcare provider worth £250. A spokeswoman for Busy.....

Childcare Expo features leading early years speakers

Sue Learner, News Editor (13-Aug-12)

Childcare Expo 2012 will feature seminars from leading early years speakers with valuable updates on the revised Early Years Foundation Stage and the Nutbrown review. The two day annual event will be held.....

Chatterbox Challenge Tea Party encouraging children to develop their communication skills

Rachel Baker, News Editor (09-Aug-12)

Chatterboxes aged from 0 to five-years-of-age are being invited to take part in the Chatterbox Challenge. A Mad Chatter’s Tea Party will be held by I Can, the children’s communication charity, launching in September 2012. The.....

Eastleigh welcomes breastfeeding mums as 70 firms sign up to new scheme

Rachel Baker, News Editor (09-Aug-12)

Breastfeeding mums are being given a warm welcome in Eastleigh in Hampshire thanks to a new scheme that already has support from 70 firms. Local businesses have started displaying a distinctive sticker in the window of their.....

NDNA survey reveals "challenging times" for Scottish day nurseries

Rachel Baker, News Editor (09-Aug-12)

Day nurseries in Scotland have challenging times ahead with rising costs including utility bills, wages, business rates and parents reducing childcare hours, the latest business survey from the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA).....

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust shares good practice with new parents

Rachel Baker, News Editor (08-Aug-12)

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has taken a new approach to its role as an early implementer site for health visitors and was in the first wave of 26 NHS Trusts to do so. In order to share good practice, the Department of.....

New parents under pressure from parenting gurus about child sleep patterns, study finds

Rachel Baker, News Editor (07-Aug-12)

New parents feel they face unnecessary pressure from parenting gurus who claim that newborns should sleep through the night, the UK’s biggest ever child sleep study has found. To mark the start of National Child Sleep Week,.....

Kiddi Caru Whiteley day nursery staff celebrate getting their degrees

Rachel Baker, News Editor (07-Aug-12)

Two members of staff from Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Whiteley, Whiteley are celebrating after graduating with a Foundation Degree of Arts in Early Years Care and Education. Manager, Lisa MacLenn and senior baby practitioner,.....