Day Nursery & Nursery School News

Ofsted accused of disregarding childcare sector after refusing to bring inspections back in-house

Julia Corbett, News Editor (30-May-14)

The childcare sector has expressed its disappointment about Ofsted’s decision to bring inspections back in-house for schools and further education providers, but not for early years institutions. The Office for Standards in Education,.....

Graduates could be key to improving childcare in disadvantaged areas

Julia Corbett, News Editor (29-May-14)

Nurseries and pre-schools caring for children from the most deprived background are of a lower quality than nurseries caring for children in more advantaged areas, according to a report published by the Nuffield.....

Project in Scotland launches to increase number of young men in childcare sector

Julia Corbett, News Editor (28-May-14)

Childcare Management Company (CMC) has secured Youth in Partnership World (YIP) as its partner for a new project addressing the extremely low number of male workers in the childcare sector. A recent survey of Scottish nurseries.....

More than half of mums suffering maternal depression slip through the net

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

Over half of women suffering from maternal depression during the early years of parenting, slip through the net in both the UK and Australia, according to a new study. The research which is published in BJOG:.....

Nursery practitioners urged to share their views on weekly twitter chat

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

Practitioners in the early years sector are being urged to share their views on a weekly twitter chat #EYTalking that takes place every Tuesday. Founder of #EYTalking, Laura Henry, an early years consultant,.....

Budget cuts in Welsh local authorities undermining Flying Start programme

Sue Learner, News Editor (19-May-14)

Budget cuts in some local authorities in Wales, are undermining the delivery of flagship programmes for disadvantaged children such as Flying Start, according to new research. A survey by the Family and Childcare.....

Childcare businesses to benefit from simpler guidance following Government review

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

Following a government consultation on how regulations governing the childcare sector are enforced, childcare providers are set to benefit from clearer and simpler guidance. In the review ‘Focus on Enforcement’, childcare providers.....

London charity reaches out to one million children with innovative mental health programme

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

London based charity Partnership for Children is celebrating its milestone of helping one million children across the world through the charity’s programme aimed at teaching children resilience and coping skills. Partnership.....

Over half of local authorities show decrease in care applications for children

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

Statistics released by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has shown a drop in the number of care applications for children in 59 per cent of local authorities. All local authorities in.....

Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy moves closer to welcoming first students

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

Montessori Centre International’s new diploma in Montessori Pedagogy has been approved by the National College for Teaching and Leadership to be included on the National Qualifications Framework. The diploma meets the full and.....

Oranges and Lemons nursery group bought by Bertram for £3.25m

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

Bertram nursery chain has announced its acquisition of Oranges and Lemons nursery group which runs four nurseries located in Dundee. The £3.25m deal will raise the number of nurseries owned by childcare operator Bertram to 36,.....

Former doctor’s surgery converted into modern children’s day nursery by kidsunlimited

Julia Corbett, News Editor (12-May-14)

Doors to the new kidsunlimited nursery are set to open on 27 May for children aged between three months and five years old in the Kingston area. The building on Richmond Road was formally a doctor’s surgery and has been converted.....

Last remaining tickets for Legoland day out on sale

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

With fewer than 500 tickets remaining, the Morton Michel 50th anniversary day at Legoland, Windsor is sure to be a sell-out. UK's leading childcare insurance specialist, Morton Michel, is hosting a 50th anniversary day at Legoland.....