Day Nursery & Nursery School News

Scottish Government challenged to stand by nursery teacher commitment

Richard Howard, News Editor (30-Jan-14)

Scotland’s largest teaching union, the Education Institute of Scotland (EIS), is putting pressure on MSPs to make the presence of qualified nursery teachers in childcare settings a legal commitment. The.....

Glasgow City Council urged not to limit young children's use of public spaces

Richard Howard, News Editor (29-Jan-14)

A Glasgow childcare forum is concerned that restrictions on outdoor spaces, being considered by the city council, could have a negative impact upon early years development. With the local authority currently.....

Education union supports call to remove political interference

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

Voice general secretary, Deborah Lawson, has warmly welcomed new report ‘Making Education Work’ published today, which urges the creation of an independent body to provide consistent focus on curriculum development in England. The.....

Unclear guidance over disqualification requirements must be 'put right'

Julia Corbett, News Editor (24-Jan-14)

The National Day Nursery Association wants the Department for Education to make the rules concerning childcare workers living with someone who is disqualified clearer and easier to understand. Under current legal requirements.....

Nursery had other accidents on slide before Lydia Bishop died

Sue Learner (23-Jan-14)

Children at York College Nursery had two accidents a few months before, on the rope attached to the same slide, which caused Lydia Bishop's death, the court heard. Three-year-old Lydia Bishop caught her neck.....

Nurseries urged to improve support for children with continence problems

Sue Learner, News Editor (21-Jan-14)

ERIC, the child continence charity, is calling for nurseries and schools to improve their support for children who have bladder and bowel conditions. One in 12 children in the UK has an ongoing bladder or.....

Kiddi Caru Nurseries trains 500 staff in Sing and Sign

Sue Learner, News Editor (21-Jan-14)

Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries has invested in refresher sing and sign training for staff at its 19 nurseries. The training which was held during staff meetings over the last month, was given as part of Kiddi Caru’s.....

Imperial College London is first university to offer emergency child and adult care

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Jan-14)

Imperial College London is the first university in the UK to offer its staff access to emergency child and adult care, as part of a new service to support parents and carers at the College. The new service.....

New early years training courses to help young children succeed in Maths

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Jan-14)

The National Day Nurseries Association has launched five new products to help early years practitioners support Maths development in young children. The training courses are designed to help practitioners.....

Nursery worker denies manslaughter by gross negligence during Lydia Bishop court case

Julia Corbett, News Editor (16-Jan-14)

The trial into the death of three-year-old Lydia Bishop while she was playing outside during her first day of nursery is being held at Leeds Crown Court. Former nursery worker Sophie Redhead denies manslaughter by gross negligence.....

Nursery reinstated as 'good' after winning OSTED grading appeal

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

The Old Station Nursery has had its ‘good’ OFSTED rating reinstated after a seven month battle appealing a decision to downgrade the nursery made last year. When the nursery was inspected in May 2012, it was initially told it.....

Confusion over school starting age means 'summer born' are 'the children policy makers forgot'

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

A lack of clarity over admission rules is causing the age children start school, in effect, to lower from five to four years-old. Campaign group Flexible School Admissions for Summer Born Children say the February 2012 School.....

Nursery owner found guilty of fraudulently claiming over £37,000

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

A nursery owner has been given a 10-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to falsifying children’s information and fraudulently claiming over £37,000 in free childcare funding. Sarah Tolner changed 58 dates of birth.....

SNP block plans to end inequality in Scottish childcare

Julia Corbett, News Editor (14-Jan-14)

Amendments to the Children and Young People’s Bill put forward by Scottish Conservative, Elizabeth Smith hoping to ensure all Scottish children receive two years of childcare, has been rejected by the SNP. The block will see a continuation.....

Reform Scotland call on Scottish Parliament to end birthday discrimination in childcare

Julia Corbett, News Editor (14-Jan-14)

Today Reform Scotland will be calling on members of the Scottish Parliament to change the inequalities of free nursery provision children receive in Scotland http://www.daynurseries.co.uk/news/article.cfm/id/1561663/inequality-scottish-government-funded-childcare-birthday-discrimination|depending.....

Childcare cost rise of 19 per cent rejected by early years sector

Julia Corbett, News Editor (13-Jan-14)

Claims the cost of childcare in the UK has risen by 19 per cent have been rejected and described as ‘no way representative’ of early years settings by the Pre-school Learning Alliance and National Day Nurseries.....

Bright Kids nursery staff enjoy getting healthy in January

Julia Corbett, News Editor (13-Jan-14)

Nursery staff have been setting a good example for children attending Bright Kids nurseries in Crabbs Cross, Studley and Northfield by improving their health and fitness. Nursery workers have been starting the New Year with.....

Tablet creators launch safety guide for parents

Julia Corbett, News Editor (09-Jan-14)

A leading educational entertainment provider has published a safety guide for parents who might be concerned about the potential risks of touchscreen tablets for their children. Designed and launched by LeapFrog, the guide ‘Children.....

SNP extend access to free childcare provision and free school meals

Richard Howard, News Editor (08-Jan-14)

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has unveiled a new programme of childcare support that he promises to ‘exceed that which is promised elsewhere in the UK’. The new policy includes free school meals.....

Childcare insurance provider to celebrate golden jubilee with Legoland day for childcarers

Nina Hathway, News Editor (07-Jan-14)

Leading childcare insurance provider in the UK, Morton Michel, is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2014 and organising a series of events and offers to mark the occasion. Established by David and Kathy.....