Day Nursery & Nursery School News

Nurseries all over Bristol attend Dino Stomp at Bristol Zoo

Julia Corbett, News Editor (30-Jul-13)

Hundreds of children spent the day with their favourite dinosaur character Dom the Dinosaur and friends at Bristol Zoo for Mama Bear’s Day Nursery’s annual Dino Parade. Bristol based nursery group, Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and.....

Early years staff report the benefits of peer-to-peer support

Julia Corbett, News Editor (29-Jul-13)

Staff have been detailing the benefits that they have experienced after completing a peer-to-peer support programme within their early years settings. The Early Years Peer to Peers Support Programme was launched in April 2011.....

LolliBop announces Britain’s Got Talent act Preskool for festival fun in August

Julia Corbett, News Editor (29-Jul-13)

Children throughout the UK will be able to see Britain’s Got Talent finalist Preskool at LolliBop, the only festival in the UK directly for children. Preskool made it to the final of the ITV Sunday night talent show after the.....

Fundraising anglers support the Peter Pan Nursery

Laura McCardle, News Editor (26-Jul-13)

A team of 18 anglers have raised more than £600 for a nursery that cares for children with special needs. Tony Crowder organised the charity fishing competition, which was held at the Michelin Fishing Pool,.....

Scottish parents spending more on after school clubs compared to English and Welsh families

Laura McCardle, News Editor (25-Jul-13)

A survey carried out by the Family and Childcare Trust has found that Scottish parents spend more on childcare than families living in northern England. The ‘Scottish Childcare Report 2013’, published today,.....

Council seeks views on proposed changes to Swindon’s children’s centres

Laura McCardle, News Editor (25-Jul-13)

Swindon Borough Council is seeking residents’ views on proposed changes to the town’s 14 children’s centres. The council wants to re-organise the centres so they work more closely together, as well as ensuring.....

Tots born on the same day as the royal baby boy to receive free Clarks shoes

Laura McCardle, News Editor (23-Jul-13)

Babies born on the same day as the as yet unnamed Prince of Cambridge could win a pair of Clarks Kids shoes. To celebrate the birth of the future King of England, the retailer is giving away 100 pairs of.....

Early years practitioners to discuss childcare across the globe at world forum

Sue Learner, News Editor (23-Jul-13)

Around 800 early years practitioners from all over the world will be sharing their ideas on childcare at next year’s World Forum on Early Care and Education. The event will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico,.....

Charity golf tournament raises cash for Peter Pan Nursery

Laura McCardle, News Editor (23-Jul-13)

A nursery for children with special needs has received a cash boost thanks to its second annual charity golf day. The event, held at Trentham Golf Club in Stoke-on-Trent, raised almost £4,700 for the Peter.....

Dr Dan Poulter calls on local authorities to back Government’s pledge to improve children’s health

Laura McCardle, News Editor (22-Jul-13)

Children’s Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter is urging local authorities to back the Government’s pledge to improve children’s health. Dr Poulter and other experts are also asking them to publish and share.....

PACEY welcomes Department for Education reports on childcare costs and systems

Laura McCardle, News Editor (22-Jul-13)

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) has welcomed reports recently published by the Department for Education, examining childcare costs and systems. Liz Bayram, joint chief.....

Welsh Government announces first childcare plan

Laura McCardle, News Editor (22-Jul-13)

The Welsh Government has pledged its commitment to improving the lives of children by announcing its first childcare plan. ‘Building a Brighter Future: Early Years and Childcare Plan’ was revealed in a joint.....

Government plans to formally test children as soon as they start primary school

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Jul-13)

Children will be formally tested in the first six weeks of primary school, according to new proposals put forward by the Government. The plans were put forward in a new consultation - Primary assessment.....

Barfield School Nursery rated 'Outstanding' by Independent Schools Inspectorate

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Jul-13)

Barfield School Nursery in Farnham has been rated 'Outstanding'by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Inspectors found that 'the setting makes outstanding provision in meeting the needs of the range.....

Children's centres to encourage parents to talk to their babies affectionately

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Jul-13)

A cross-party group of MPs is calling on children’s centres to encourage parents to speak to their baby affectionately and help them overcome any shyness or embarrassment about doing so, particularly in public. A.....

kidsunlimited Clairmont nursery rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Jul-13)

kidsunlimited’s Clairmont nursery in Wilmslow has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by education watchdog, Ofsted. The kidsunlimited nursery on Gravel Lane, which celebrated its 30th birthday this year, was inspected.....

Government criticised for omitting learning through play from new Early Years Teacher qualification

Sue Learner, News Editor (15-Jul-13)

Learning through play, a key element of the Early Years Foundation Stage, has been left out of the Standards for the new Early Years Teacher qualification. It does appear in the Standards for the Early Years.....

Asquith nursery staff discover 'outstanding ability' of Mensa three-year-old

Sue Learner, News Editor (15-Jul-13)

A three-year-old girl has been accepted into the high IQ society, Mensa, after staff from Asquith Nursery in Hounslow alerted her parents to her 'outstanding ability'. Gishel Ramachandran, who attends Hounslow.....

New Plymouth nursery satisfies group's vision for pre-school learning

Richard Howard, News Editor (11-Jul-13)

have unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of their new Plymouth nursery, located at Derriford Business Park. Owners are delighted with the quality of Happy Days Nursery - Derriford and the flexible range of play and learning activities.....

Childcare sector warns against 'schoolification' of the early years

Richard Howard, News Editor (10-Jul-13)

Day nursery practitioners want to see learning through play prioritised within the pre-school curriculum and are opposed to the embracing of a more academic focus, according to research from PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare.....