Day Nursery & Nursery School News

Parents still in the dark about 'unsafe' Halloween costumes

Michaela Mildenhall (31-Oct-17)

This Halloween, childcare and safety experts are warning that regulations for children’s Halloween costumes are still nowhere near stringent enough, and are calling for parents and early years practitioners to be aware of the dangers. Melanie.....

New initiative in Wales to support young unemployed into childcare career

Sue Learner (30-Oct-17)

A new programme has been launched in Wales to support young unemployed people into a career within the early years and childcare sector. The initiative is being run by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA).....

Forest schools give children a 'positive mindset towards school'

Sue Learner (30-Oct-17)

Forest schools are a growing phenomenon in nurseries and primary schools in the UK, with a new study revealing they help develop collaborative learning skills as well as practical skills and an appreciation for the outdoors. Researchers.....

'Baby talk' plays important role in language learning

Sue Learner (13-Oct-17)

‘Baby talk’ may sound silly to adults, but researchers have now found that it plays an important role in language learning and highlighting the structure of language. Researchers from Princeton University.....

Toddlers' fingertip injuries can cause lifelong pain and disfigurement

Michaela Mildenhall (13-Oct-17)

Fingertip injuries are the most common hand injury seen by plastic and reconstructive surgeons, with toddlers most at risk, and doctors are now warning they can lead to lifelong pain, disfigurement and even depression. Around.....

Sleeping on your back while pregnant can increase stillbirth risk

Sue Learner (12-Oct-17)

Pregnant mums are being warned not to sleep on their backs during late pregnancy, as it can increase the risk of stillbirth. The research carried out by Auckland University investigated the sleep positions.....

Nurseries offered free business support

Sue Learner (10-Oct-17)

Nurseries can now take advantage of free business support and assessment tools as well as a network for sharing best practice. The Early Years Business Zone website which has been put together by National.....

Childcare leaders export 'outstanding' nursery expertise to China

Angeline Albert (09-Oct-17)

UK childcare experts have returned from the Government’s first early years education trade mission to China and have attracted Chinese delegates back to check out British nurseries. The Department for.....

Dolly Parton launches Story Starters in London to prepare children for reading at school

Melissa McAlees (06-Oct-17)

US country singer and philanthropist Dolly Parton launched Story Starters at Coram Campus in London today, a volunteer-led programme designed to give nursery children the essential skills to start primary school ready to read. Story.....

Children's food expert, Annabel Karmel, helps nursery lead the way on healthy eating

Melissa McAlees (06-Oct-17)

Bestselling author and food expert Annabel Karmel, has partnered up with a nursery in Wanstead to design a healthy menu that even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy. Recognised throughout the country for devising.....