Day Nursery & Nursery School News

2013 date confirmed for Ricoh Arena's Childcare Expo

Richard Howard, News Editor (27-Dec-12)

The fourth Childcare Expo event to be held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, has been confirmed for 2013, scheduled for Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September, after the 2012 date once again drew a positive reaction from the early years.....

Steep childcare costs mean women pay a high price for motherhood

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Dec-12)

Steep childcare costs and high taxes deter many women from working, according to a new report. The report ‘Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now’ by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),.....

Daycare Trust wins contracts to deliver two-year-old early education places

Sue Learner, News Editor (19-Dec-12)

, the national childcare charity, has won seven contracts to deliver support to local authorities as part of the ‘Achieving Two-year-olds’ project. The project, funded by the Department for.....

Old Station nursery chain opens a nursery on a farm

Sue Learner, News Editor (19-Dec-12)

The Old Station Nursery Ltd is opening a new nursery in Henley-on-Thames, adding to its list of settings across the UK. The group will provide childcare services at what is currently known as Orchard Farm Day Nursery.....

Parents urged to get their children involved in healthy outdoor activities over Christmas

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Dec-12)

Play England is calling on parents frustrated by the rising cost of Christmas - to get their children out riding bikes and climbing trees in the fresh air. With parents often turning to expensive toys, gadgets.....

Nearly 25,000 extra nursery places needed in London

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Dec-12)

Nearly 25,000 extra nursery places in London are needed to meet the pledge made by the Deputy Prime Minister, according to the Daycare Trust. London Councils which represents the capital’s 33 local authorities,.....

kidsunlimited opens its 63rd nursery

Sue Learner, News Editor (17-Dec-12)

The nursery chain kidsunlimited is to open its 63rd nursery in Carshalton, London in January 2013. The new build single floor nursery is set within a three-storey residential development. Jeremy Clark,.....

Doctors launch campaign to tackle vitamin D deficiency in children

Sue Learner, News Editor (17-Dec-12)

The Royal College of of Paediatrics and Child Health wants low-cost vitamin D supplements to be made available, more food fortified with vitamin D and greater public awareness in a bid to tackle the growing problem of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin.....

New survey explores if mums-to-be are sharing too much pregnancy information online

Rachel Baker, News Editor (17-Dec-12)

Social networking sites are frequently used for detailing personal information about pregnancy and findings from a new joint survey by Netmums and the Department of Health’s Start4Life campaigns explore the pros and cons. Nearly.....

Apple Blossom Childcare acquires First Steps Kindergarten

Sue (17-Dec-12)

Apple Blossom Childcare Ltd has acquired First Steps Kindergarten in Sunderland. First Steps Kindergarten is situated on the Sunderland Enterprise Park, just off the A1231. The purpose built setting was.....

Early years funding should be targeted at most disadvantaged children, says Ofsted

Sue Learner, News Editor (04-Dec-12)

Education watchdog Ofsted has called for funding for early years provision to be targeted in future at the most deprived areas in the country. Sue Gregory, national director of education for Ofsted was speaking.....