Day Nursery & Nursery School News

East Midland's childcare provider celebrates two 'Outstanding' nurseries

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (21-Mar-16)

Childcare provider, Children 1st is celebrating after two of their nurseries based in the East Midlands were rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in their most recent inspections. Branches, Children 1st @ Main Street, Long Eaton and Children.....

Three-year-old scales 6ft fence in great escape from nursery

Angeline Albert, News Editor (21-Mar-16)

A three-year-old boy successfully scaled a six foot high fence to escape from his nursery, leaving staff wondering how secure their premises ought to be. The toddler executed his dramatic getaway from the nursery.....

Private nurseries in Scotland have funding shortfall of almost £40k

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (16-Mar-16)

Scottish private nurseries are not receiving enough money to meet the cost of free childcare places for three and four-year-olds, according to a survey published by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA). Private.....

Charity launches campaign to raise awareness of safer sleep for babies

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (15-Mar-16)

The Lullaby Trust has launched a new Safer Sleep for Babies animation, in a bid to tackle rising rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) during this year’s Safer Sleep Week (14-20 March 2016). Safer.....

Busy Bees nurseries launch stimulating programme to improve children's mathematical play

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (14-Mar-16)

Two Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd have launched a new, nurturing maths programme, endorsed by children’s author Neil Griffiths, to inspire the early development of maths skills in young children. The Braintree Great Notley.....

Nine out of 10 mums feel guilty and worried about returning to work

Angeline Albert, News Editor (11-Mar-16)

Nine out of 10 mums feel guilt and anxiety about returning to work after having a baby and fear they will not find the right childcare, a new poll reveals. New research reveals mums are troubled by high.....

Asquith Day Nurseries acquires three Montessori nurseries in North London in multi-million pound deal

Sue Learner, Editor (10-Mar-16)

Asquith Nurseries, one of the UK’s leading nursery chains, has acquired three Montessori nurseries in North London from Norfolk Lodge School Ltd. The multi-million pound deal facilitated by specialist childcare.....

More parents finding 'good' and affordable childcare

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (04-Mar-16)

The overall number of parents who rate the quality of their childcare as good has increased since 2013, the latest Department for Education survey has revealed. While the number of parents who find meeting the cost of childcare.....

Children to be supported to be more confident readers

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (03-Mar-16)

Schools Minister, Nick Gibb has announced plans for a series of ‘phonics roadshows’ to help children improve their reading and to help schools share best practice. Children from across the UK Children will receive a boost to their.....

Brekkie-sacrificing mums want breakfast in bed for Mother's Day

Angeline Albert, News Editor (03-Mar-16)

Some 77 per cent of mums sacrifice their own breakfast to feed their kids first but their biggest wish is breakfast in bed this Mothering Sunday. The majority of mums are going hungry because they prioritise.....

Poorer two-year-olds' free childcare is at risk, says watchdog

Angeline Albert, News Editor (02-Mar-16)

Disadvantaged two-year-olds could miss out on free childcare, as nurseries struggle to implement the Government's 30 hours free plan, a spending watchdog has warned. The National Audit Office (NAO) has said.....