Day Nursery & Nursery School News

Scientists to explore if delivering big babies earlier will reduce birthing problems

Sue Learner (27-Sep-17)

Academics are to carry out research to discover if delivering big babies earlier, before the pregnancy has reached full term, will reduce complications that can occur during the birth. If a baby is larger.....

Nerf guns can cause irreversible damage to children's eyes, warn doctors

Melissa McAlees (19-Sep-17)

Doctors are urging children and adults to wear protective goggles when playing with Nerf guns, as the foam darts have been found to cause serious eye injuries. Accident and emergency medics from Moorfields.....

CBeebies creates first children's animation starring autistic cast

Angeline Albert (18-Sep-17)

Autism is to take centre stage in a new animated TV series being broadcast into children’s living rooms from October. With its main character and rest of the cast all on the autism spectrum, the TV series.....

London terrorist attack sparks evacuation of nursery children

Angeline Albert (15-Sep-17)

Police fears of another terrorist attack in South West London, led to staff at Zebedee Nursery being told to evacuate the setting, after a bomb exploded at Parsons Green underground station. Twenty-two.....

Unlike England, Scottish nurseries get business rate exemption

Angeline Albert (13-Sep-17)

Unlike England and Wales, nurseries in Scotland will no longer have to pay business rates from 1 April 2018. Scotland’s finance secretary Derek Mackay made the announcement at Holyrood, in response to.....

Air quality data reveals children's poisoned playgrounds

Angeline Albert (11-Sep-17)

Thousands of children are playing in playgrounds with dangerous air pollution levels, Government data reveals An analysis of Government figures, by environmental law charity ClientEarth, has revealed almost.....

China's influence grows as bilingual Mandarin nursery group plans further expansion in London

Sue Learner (08-Sep-17)

With China’s economy booming, demand for Mandarin has risen in the UK to the extent that its first bilingual Mandarin-English nursery group has just opened its second setting, with a further two in the planning stages. Hatching.....

No women only prisons means Welsh children are forced to travel to England to visit mums

Sue Learner (08-Sep-17)

Wales has no women only prisons, which means Welsh children are being forced to travel huge distances to visit their mums, who are serving their sentences in English prisons. In a bid to help these children, a scheme has been set.....

French nursery giant buys slice of UK childcare market

Sue Learner (07-Sep-17)

Grandir which owns Les Petite Chaperons Rouge (LPCR), comprising of over 300 nurseries in France, is continuing its expansion into the UK by buying up Kiddi Caru’s 20 nurseries. Kiddi Caru which was run by.....

daynurseries.co.uk helps nurseries tackle childcare recruitment problems

Sue Learner (04-Sep-17)

Good staff who are enthused about the early years are crucial for any nursery, yet finding them can be a real challenge. Now daynurseries.co.uk has come up with an innovative way of helping nurseries find.....

Early years funding must support 'lost generation' of disadvantaged children, says Labour MP

Melissa McAlees (01-Sep-17)

The majority of early years funding is benefitting wealthier families, with the most disadvantaged only getting a ‘tiny fraction’ of help, new research suggests. According to a report published by Labour.....