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One third of children start school feeling anxious about bedwetting

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (24-May-16)

A new report has revealed that one third of children feel anxious about attending sleepovers because they wet the bed, while almost half of parents (46 per cent) reveal their child is still wetting the bed when they start school. In.....

Methadone responsible for half of toddler deaths from accidental drug poisoning

Sue Learner, Editor (18-May-16)

Methadone, the medicine used to help heroin addicts kick their habit, has been found to be the most common cause of accidental deaths from prescribed drugs among British toddlers. The research published online.....

Two children in every class of five-year-olds have significant language disorders

Sue Learner, Editor (17-May-16)

Around two children in every Year 1 class in primary school will experience a significant language disorder that affects their learning, according to a new study. The UCL-led research into language impairment.....

Junk food advertising facing ban in bid to tackle childhood obesity

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (13-May-16)

Today the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) launched a full public consultation into the introduction of new rules on the advertising of food and drink products to children in non-broadcast media, including online. The.....

York nurseries kick-start rebellion against Government’s 30 hours free pilot

Angeline Albert, News Editor (12-May-16)

More than 30 major early years providers in York have rejected the Government’s pilot scheme offering working parents double the amount of free childcare per week, because they can’t afford to participate. The.....

Happy Days for nursery group with nine Outstanding ratings

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

Happy Days nursery group has just achieved its ninth Ofsted Outstanding rating and since last summer it has ridden on a wave of success with seven of its Cornwall-based nurseries getting the top rating. The.....

Nearly one quarter of five year olds have tooth decay

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (11-May-16)

Latest figures published by Public Health England (PHE) have revealed that the number of five-year-olds with tooth decay has dropped to its lowest level in nearly a decade. The results of the oral health survey of 111,500 five-year-olds,.....

Nursery vandals shatter children's dreams of playing outside

Angeline Albert, News Editor (10-May-16)

Children at a Glasgow nursery will have to stay indoors indefinitely despite the hot weather, after their garden was trashed by vandals. On Monday May 9, children at Molendinar Family learning centre in.....

Supernanny Jo Frost becomes BookTrust ambassador

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (10-May-16)

One of Britain's leading reading charities, BookTrust has revealed that Supernanny and parenting expert, Jo Frost has become their celebrity ambassador. Jo Frost has starred in a host television shows including: Supernanny, Family.....

Nurseries' views sought on 'unfair' disqualification rule

Angeline Albert, News Editor (09-May-16)

Nursery owners and their staff are being urged to respond to Government plans to change an ‘unfair’ staff disqualification rule. Currently a childcare worker can be disqualified from working in an English.....