Day Nursery & Nursery School News

Mum celebrates success of children’s book being awarded top prize

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

Jenny Albums’ latest children’s picture book, ‘Tell Me About Heaven, Grandpa Rabbit!’ has been awarded Gold in the children’s book category of the Prima Baby Awards. Other reputable publishers including, Bloomsbury, Egmont and.....

Information on childcare places to be published with school performance tables

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (24-Mar-15)

Schools will publish information on childcare availability with league tables to give parents easy access to information. The information will detail school places, after school care availability, holiday care and full-time nursery.....

Thousands of children wash their hands as part of good hygiene campaign

Nina Hathway, News Editor (24-Mar-15)

More than 5,000 children in nurseries across the UK have been celebrating and learning about healthy living as part of a national campaign organised by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA). NDNA.....

Budget: Funding for maternal mental health but Government ignores child poverty

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Mar-15)

Children’s charities welcomed the announcement that Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has secured £1.25bn of new funding as part of the budget to help children and new mothers with mental health issues. Over.....

Early writing skills boosted by mark-making training

Julia Corbett, News Editor (17-Mar-15)

Nursery staff from the Kiddi Caru nursery group have received specialist training on mark making to promote nursery childrens’ curiosity and interest in writing. During training the 25 attending staff discussed in detail key ways.....

Half of single parents forced to borrow to pay childcare costs

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

Half of single parents have been forced to borrow money from friends, family or banks to pay for childcare in the last two years, according to a new study. The report by Gingerbread Paying the price: The.....

Childcare minister launches guide for parents on child development

Nina Hathway, News Editor (10-Mar-15)

National children and families charity, 4Children, has launched ‘What to Expect, When’, a booklet aimed at helping parents to understand their child’s learning and development from the age of 0-5, with the support of the minister.....

Ofsted report spells out significant concerns about child social care

Nina Hathway, News Editor (10-Mar-15)

Child social care is “inadequate” or “requires improvement” in three-quarters of the local authorities in England inspected by Ofsted last year. Many local authorities and their partners are struggling.....

Two thirds of men would be happy to be stay-at-home dad

Sue Learner, News Editor (05-Mar-15)

Two-thirds of men said they would be happy to be a stay-at-home dad while their partner returns to work, according to a new study. Traditionally mums tend to deal with the majority of childcare, however three.....

Nurseries urged to voice their concerns before the General Election

Sue Learner, News Editor (05-Mar-15)

The National Day Nurseries Association is asking for nursery owners and managers to take part in its third annual workforce survey. The national charity wants to hear the early years workforce’s views on.....