Day Nursery & Nursery School News

Redwoods Dowling Kerr celebrates sale of Manchester day nursery

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (26-Feb-15)

Davyhulme Nursery, situated in Greater Manchester, has recently been sold to First for Childcare Ltd, by Redwoods Dowling Kerr. The group own a number of nurseries and purchased Providence Day Nursery from Redwoods Dowling Kerr.....

Colin Firth lends supports to new Action for Stammering Children appeal

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (26-Feb-15)

Award winning actor, Colin Firth and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ed Balls have lent their support to Action for Stammering’s (ASC) latest appeal to help children in the UK who have a stammer. The ‘Unlock a Child’s Voice’.....

Fishponds nursery receives glowing report from local council

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (23-Feb-15)

Childcare group Mama Bear’s are celebrating after their nursery in Thicket Avenue, Fishponds, received high praise after a recent visit from the Early Years and Childcare Service team of Bristol City Council. Inspections.....

Lib Dems pledge to save families £2,670 a year through free childcare

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Feb-15)

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has announced his plans to extend free childcare for working families if the party gets into power at the next general election. The policy would entitle all children with working parents aged.....

Dads should talk to employers ahead of new parental leave rights

Julia Corbett, News Editor (18-Feb-15)

Prospective fathers are being urged to speak to their employers ahead of the change in parental leave rights allowing dads to share the first 50 weeks of leave from 5 April 2015. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.....

Overweight mothers risk the future health of unborn babies

Julia Corbett, News Editor (18-Feb-15)

A link between overweight women during pregnancy and the future health of their babies has been discovered. According to the Dorian Consortium, gaining too much weight during pregnancy was found to increase the chance an obese.....

Ofsted to be present at every regional NDNA event in 2015

Julia Corbett, News Editor (16-Feb-15)

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has announced that a senior representative from childcare regulator Ofsted will be attending every regional member event in England held by the charity during 2015. Childcare.....

Government pledges to spend £8.5m on early intervention

Sue Learner, News Editor (12-Feb-15)

The Government has announced it is to spend £8.5m on schemes to support children early on in their lives, rather than picking up the pieces later on. Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, revealed the investment.....

Pregnant women reminded to stay clear of sheep during lambing season

Sue Learner, News Editor (11-Feb-15)

The Government has put out a reminder to pregnant women to avoid close contact with sheep or other farm animals that are giving birth, as they present a potential infection risk. Although the number of human.....

Government doubles tax-free childcare for parents of disabled children

Sue Learner, News Editor (11-Feb-15)

The Government has announced it is doubling the maximum amount of money that parents of disabled children can pay into their childcare scheme accounts, from £8,000 up to £16,000. The tax-free childcare.....