Day Nursery & Nursery School News

UK's biggest nursery chain acquires Kids 1st Nursery group

Sue Learner, Editor (22-Dec-15)

Britain’s largest nursery chain, Busy Bees, has once again been on the acquisition trail and has now acquired Kids 1st Nursery group which has 11 nurseries. This now means that Busy Bees will be operating.....

Immigrant children perform worse than non-immigrant peers

Angeline Albert, News Editor (21-Dec-15)

The performance gap between immigrant children and non-immigrant peers is wide but can be aided by nursery education, according to a report. The report ‘Immigrant Students at School’ by the Organisation.....

Children's centres 'improve parenting skills of disadvantaged families'

Sue Learner, Editor (21-Dec-15)

Children’s centres that are well funded and have good staffing levels are successful in supporting the most disadvantaged families, particularly with parenting skills, according to a new study. An Oxford.....

Prince George to attend a Montessori nursery in Norfolk

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (18-Dec-15)

Kensington Palace has announced that Prince George will start at West Acre Montessori School in January 2016. The two-year-old will attend the nursery in King's Lynn, Norfolk, near the family's home at Anmer.....

Parents urged to 'beware' of counterfeit Christmas toys containing harmful chemicals

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (17-Dec-15)

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has warned parents to beware of the increasing quantities of counterfeit toys being sold this Christmas, after tests revealed some contained harmful levels of chemicals. If.....

Families warned of the serious dangers of button batteries in the lead up to Christmas

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (15-Dec-15)

As Christmas approaches, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has issued a stark warning to families over the danger lithium button batteries pose to young children, in a bid to reduce accidental choking and poisoning. The.....

Nearly third of young women think mums with young children are irresponsible for wanting to work

Sue Learner, Editor (11-Dec-15)

Young women aged 18 to 30 tend to have more traditional and stereotypical ideas than women aged 30 and over about what jobs are suitable for men and women, according to a new survey. The poll carried out.....

Nurseries urged to take part in survey to find out what is really happening in British childcare sector

Sue Learner, Editor (11-Dec-15)

Nurseries are being asked to take part in National Day Nurseries Association’s Annual Nursery Survey 2016 so the organisation can get an accurate picture of the UK’s childcare sector. Last year’s survey,.....

London’s social enterprise nurseries receive £1.5m extra funding

Sue Learner, Editor (09-Dec-15)

The London Early Years Foundation which runs 36 community nurseries in some of London’s most disadvantaged areas, has received £1.5m of extra funding. The second stage of acquisition financing from leading.....

Parents urged to limit sugar and fizzy drinks over Christmas period

Sue Learner, Editor (07-Dec-15)

Child dental experts are urging parents to limit the amount of sugar and fizzy drinks their children consume over the Christmas period. Dental disease is the main disease cause of children being admitted.....