Day Nursery & Nursery School News

Nurseries urged to spend extra funding for disadvantaged children 'wisely'

Sue Learner, News Editor (24-Sep-14)

The head of a charity, which works to break the link between family income and educational achievement, is urging nurseries to spend the Early Years Pupil Premium wisely. The extra funding for disadvantaged.....

Twinkles Nurseries chain opens fifth nursery

Sue Learner, News Editor (24-Sep-14)

The Twinkles Nurseries chain has opened its fifth nursery in Yorkshire. Twinkles White Rose Nursery joins Twinkles Wetherby, Twinkles Boston Spa, Twinkles Leeds City Centre and Twinkles Knaresborough. The.....

Plan for nurseries in Wales to have highly skilled bilingual workforce

Sue Learner, News Editor (22-Sep-14)

The Welsh Government has published its draft ten-year plan to develop a 'highly skilled workforce to improve early years education in Wales'. The draft plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce.....

Only 12 per cent of schools plan to provide places for disadvantaged two year olds

Julia Corbett, News Editor (19-Sep-14)

Compared to 40 per cent of nurseries, child-minders and pre-schools, only 12 per cent of schools have made provisions to offer funded places for the most disadvantaged two year olds. Leaders from the childcare sector have reacted.....

Classic play activities taught to modern dads at pop up workshops

Julia Corbett, News Editor (18-Sep-14)

Kite making, Lego engineering and rocket building workshops are being offered to dads throughout September and October to teach them skills they can use to play with their children at home. Launched by notonthehighstreet.com,.....

New trolleys for disabled children at Sainbury's will 'revolutionise' shopping trips

Julia Corbett, News Editor (17-Sep-14)

From this week Sainsbury’s stores throughout the country will be offering shopping trolleys specially designed to keep disabled children safe and secure on shopping trips. Parents of disabled children are set to benefit from.....

Presumed dangers of technology related play for children exaggerated by media

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

The importance and lifelong value of play is being explored in a new online course run by Sheffield University. The seven week course ‘Exploring Play’ is set to provide students with an exploration of the.....

PACEY expands membership to include students and whole nursery settings

Julia Corbett, News Editor (15-Sep-14)

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) has announced two new membership offers for access to its training support and improvement provision. Early years students can now have access to membership.....

Oxford University develops first global standards to assess healthy growth of babies

Sue Learner, News Editor (10-Sep-14)

The first international standards setting out how babies should grow if their mothers have adequate health, nutrition, medical care and socioeconomic status, have been developed by a global team led by scientists from Oxford University. The.....

Kate Middleton advised to drink flat coke to combat morning sickness

Sue Learner, News Editor (09-Sep-14)

A leading pregnancy expert has advised the Duchess of Cambridge to try drinking flat coke to relieve her morning sickness, also known as hyperemesis gravidarum. News of Kate Middleton’s pregnancy was confirmed.....

Ferryhill day nursery's e-portal is a UK first

Richard Howard, News Editor (03-Sep-14)

Owners of Child's Play Private Nursery, in Ferryhill, have invested in an innovative e-portal that enables parents to feel more involved and informed on learning progress and child development. By utilising the potential.....