Day Nursery & Nursery School News

Kids Allowed nursery chain to open fifth nursery

Sue Learner, News Editor (30-Oct-12)

The Kids Allowed nursery chain plans to open its fifth nursery in September 2013. Work has begun on the new nursery, which is being built on the former site of the Acton Court Hotel just a mile south of.....

'Satisfactory grade' to be replaced by 'requires improvement' at Sure Start Children’s Centres

Sue Learner, News Editor (30-Oct-12)

has launched a consultation on proposals for a revised framework for the inspection of Sure Start Children’s Centres. The proposals will mean the ‘satisfactory’ grade will be replaced by.....

Police are investigating after baby dies after choking at a nursery in Greater Manchester

Sue Learner, News Editor (29-Oct-12)

A nine-month-old baby girl has died after choking at a school nursery in Greater Manchester. The baby girl choked on food at the nursery at Ramillies Hall Nursery, in Cheadle Hulme last Tuesday. Emergency services.....

One in 10 families too tired to talk to each other during family meals

Sue Learner, News Editor (29-Oct-12)

One in 10 families are too tired to have a proper conversation when they are having a family meal, according to a new survey. Nearly 80 per cent believe meals together are essential to family life, yet the.....

New drop-in-baby creche opens in London

Rachel Baker, News Editor (25-Oct-12)

A new concept “drop-in-creche” has opened in South London this week giving parents and guardians in the area emergency childcare at short notice. The Baby Drop is the creation of two professional mums who were unable to find.....

Footballer Jermaine Pennant helps to raise £4K for Peter Pan Nursery for children with special needs

Rachel Baker, News Editor (25-Oct-12)

Footballer Jermaine Pennant, was one of the players in a charity golf day that raised £4000 for the Peter Pan Centre for children with special needs. The nursery held its first annual golf day this month.....

Urban jungle playground for deprived South London area needs community help

Rachel Baker, News Editor (24-Oct-12)

An urban jungle play area is to be built in Stockwell, one of London’s most deprived areas, funded by a method growing in popularity called crowdfunding, where local people and firms pledge small amounts towards a single idea. Stockwell.....

Busy Bees nursery staff awarded for storytelling at House of Lords ceremony

Rachel Baker, News Editor (24-Oct-12)

Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd nursery staff spent a memorable day in London competing in the finals of the Busy Bees national storytelling competition and attended a prestigious award ceremony at the House of Lords on 16 October. Special.....

Social and emotional wellbeing recommendations for vulnerable children

Rachel Baker, News Editor (24-Oct-12)

Emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children is the topic of new guidance published today by NICE, (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence). Recommendations cover home visits, early education and childcare. The NICE.....

Paralympic triple gold equestrian champion inspires children

Rachel Baker, News Editor (23-Oct-12)

Paralympic triple gold champion, Sophie Christiansen brought her impressive collection of gold medals along to David Lloyd Maidenhead, especially for the children to enjoy. Equestrian, Ms Christiansen.....

New day nursery opening in Meadowfield

Rachel Baker, News Editor (23-Oct-12)

Woodlands Day Nursery, a new childcare facility in Meadowfield is opening this November and is holding an open day on Saturday 10 November between 10am and 3pm. The open day will enable parents and children.....

York College day nursery to close permanently following death of Lydia Bishop

Rachel Baker, News Editor (22-Oct-12)

York College has announced that it will not be reopening its day nursery which closed following the tragic death of Lydia Bishop on 17 September. Lydia died after becoming entangled in rope on the slide in the play area outside.....

Army of volunteers to embrace Love Outdoor Play campaign

Richard Howard, News Editor (19-Oct-12)

Fighting the decline in outdoor play recorded amongst today’s children is the target of new campaign ‘Love Outdoor Play’, launched by the national organisation for children’s play Play England. In collaboration with the Free Time.....

Diet tips and advice for parents with toddlers

Richard Howard, News Editor (19-Oct-12)

Independent child health experts the (ITF) believe they have developed guidance for parents that is ‘consistent, practical and simple’, tailored to the preparation of nutritional meals for toddlers. The organisation’s.....

Whiteboard technology embraced by Kids 1st children

Richard Howard, News Editor (18-Oct-12)

North East of England-based childcare provider Kids 1st Nurseries have installed interactive whiteboards at each of its nine nurseries, with staff already seeing positive effects in the development of early years skills. Inspired.....

Early years providers in Omagh tackling childhood obesity

Richard Howard, News Editor (18-Oct-12)

Four childcare facilities in the Omagh district have been successful in achieving their ‘Little Choices Awards’, after Omagh District Council’s Environmental Health Department was impressed by the performance of the facilities in.....

New premises for Newark's Old Station Nursery

Richard Howard, News Editor (17-Oct-12)

Staff and children of The Old Station Nursery, in Newark, will soon be moving into new premises, in the shape of a refurbished listed property, Martin Forster House, which will be officially opened early next month. The.....

Successive governments have failed to help single parents find work, says Gingerbread

Richard Howard, News Editor (16-Oct-12)

Equal families charity Gingerbread have launched a three-year campaign to influence the government into changing its approach to the lives of single parents, after research found that the employment rate for single parents in the.....

Opinion divided over which European model the UK should favour for childcare regulation

Richard Howard, News Editor (16-Oct-12)

Research from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has poured cold water over proposals from new junior education minster Elizabeth Truss that the UK should pursue a new system of childcare regulation based on the system.....

Childcare Commission advised against change in staff to child ratios

Richard Howard, News Editor (16-Oct-12)

The Department for Education’s Childcare Commission, which ran a consultation period between July and August in order to get the views of experts working in the sector, is due to report this autumn on plans to reduce childcare for.....