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New organisation launches for early years trainers and consultants

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

Two early years experts have launched the new organisation NEYTCO to give early years trainers and consultants a voice and to support networking, collaborating and commissioning. Laura Henry and Catriona.....

Equalities Minister urges toy shops not to sell toys by gender

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

Equalities Minister, Jo Swinson, has written to toy manufacturers and retailers urging them not to market toys, just for boys or just for girls. In recent years, nearly half of all state schools had no girls.....

Early Education appoints new honorary patrons to champion right to education

Sue Learner, News Editor (19-Dec-14)

Early Education, a charity which campaigns for the right of all children to education of the highest quality, has appointed eight new honorary patrons. The patrons who will be known as vice presidents of.....

Academics to explore how pre-school children use apps to learn and play

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Dec-14)

Academics from Sheffield and Edinburgh are to carry out a study looking at which kind of apps for tablets promote play and creativity. University researchers will collaborate with the BBC children’s television.....

Police drop sex abuse investigation into Wiltshire nursery

Sue Learner, News Editor (17-Dec-14)

Police have announced they are not bringing any charges against two people, after a five month investigation into child abuse at a nursery in Wiltshire. Little Angels Nursery in Calne was closed by Ofsted.....

Co-operative Childcare nurseries to host group open day in January 2015

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

Each of the 46 Co-operative Childcare nurseries will be opening their doors in January to welcome prospective parents to come and view their facilities. On Saturday 17 January from 9am, childcare staff and nursery managers will.....

Over a hundred Montessori early years students graduate

Sue Learner, News Editor (15-Dec-14)

Montessori Centre International held its 2014 Graduation Ceremony and MEAB School Accreditation Awards last week, where 130 students received awards from Lesley Joffick, founder of the London Montessori Centre. Montessori.....

New research highlights discrimination against kinship carers and grandparents

Richard Howard, News Editor (11-Dec-14)

Kinship carers, according to researchers behind a Grandparents Plus report, experience a disturbing level of stigma and discrimination, while being placed at risk of poverty due to a lack of entitlement. The first report of its.....

Students invited for tea with Mayor after taking action to safeguard young child

Richard Howard, News Editor (09-Dec-14)

Four Coventry teenagers have been recognised by the city’s Lord Mayor after rescuing a toddler they found alone and distressed in the street. Sixth form students at Barrs Hill School, Maria Radacanu, Asha Allo, Urji Mustefa and.....

Chancellor criticised for failing to help families in the Autumn Statement

Sue Learner, News Editor (04-Dec-14)

Chancellor George Osborne has been criticised by children’s charities for not doing more to help working families with childcare costs in the Autumn Statement. Both 4Children and the National Children’s.....

Santa impersonators do not stop children believing Father Christmas is real

Sue Learner, News Editor (03-Dec-14)

Young children can spot an imposter Santa, realising it is someone dressed up, and will still believe there is a real Father Christmas, according to a new study. The research carried out by Winchester University.....

Busy Bees nursery reopens following closure after young child dies

Nina Hathway, News Editor (01-Dec-14)

An Edinburgh nursery, Careshare at Port Hamilton, has reopened today following its temporary closure last week to allow Police Scotland to carry out an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic and sudden demise.....