Day Nursery & Nursery School News

New resources launched for parents whose children are starting school

Richard Howard, News Editor (27-Aug-14)

PACEY, the professional body for childminders and day nurseries, want to ensure that parents have more help when it comes to overseeing their children starting school. Having conducted a survey on how parents.....

Big Issue helps social enterprise firm acquire nursery in north west England to boost local jobs

Nina Hathway, News Editor (20-Aug-14)

Big Issue Invest (BII), the social investment arm of The Big Issue magazine, has loaned £75,000 to a Salford-based social enterprise, Social adVentures, to help it acquire a local day care nursery – Cheeky Monkeys – to help promote.....

Wiltshire nursery closed by Ofsted after woman arrested

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Aug-14)

Regulatory inspection body Ofsted has closed the Little Angels Nursery located in Calne, Wiltshire after a woman was arrested on Saturday. A Notice of Suspension posted outside the nursery stated: “The purpose of the suspension.....

Childcare costs 'tough to manage' for nearly half of British families

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Aug-14)

The cost of childcare has been described as ‘tough to manage financially’ by 45 per cent of families in a new report on the pressures facing modern family life today. The ‘Family Generations and Financial.....

Prime Minister pledges to 'support and strengthen' family life

Julia Corbett, News Editor (18-Aug-14)

More relationship counselling services, an improved adoption process and extra support for new parents will be announced by David Cameron today to do more to help families stay together. The Prime Minister will describe family.....

Charity urges children to reconnect with nature and have a Wild Summer

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

The Wildlife Trusts has launched a free guide to help families create their own nature adventures. My Wild Summer is a wildlife and activity guide jam-packed with ideas and information, complemented by online.....

Childcare unaffordable for families on national minimum wage

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

Childcare has become unaffordable for families on the national minimum wage, according to a new report. A study published by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).....

Nursery chain's charity bike ride hit by tail end of hurricane

Sue Learner, News Editor (13-Aug-14)

A Childbase Partnership fundraising bike ride has reached its halfway point, despite having to cope with torrential rain and high wind and an accident involving a HGV lorry. Mike Thompson, the boss of the.....

Kiddi Caru calls for nurseries to stop serving fruit juices and fruit squash drinks

Nina Hathway, News Editor (06-Aug-14)

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the health of children, nursery provider Kiddi Caru has always served only water and milk at its settings. The nursery group is now urging other nurseries to follow suit and to eliminate.....

Play is vital for children's health, social and educational development, says research

Nina Hathway, News Editor (06-Aug-14)

Children and young people from all over the UK joined community events to celebrate Playday – the national day for play that traditionally takes place on the first Wednesday of August – as a new report highlights for the first.....