Day Nursery & Nursery School News

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Nursery takes a million steps and raises £14,000 for meningitis World Waddle Toddle

Michaela Mildenhall (25-Aug-17)

Staff, children and families across several UK and Singapore nurseries joined forces to take park in a World Waddle Toddle to raise money for the charity, Meningitis Now. Busy Bee nurseries raised £14,017.....

HMRC boss left 'red-faced' after admitting '30-hours' website failure

Michaela Mildenhall (24-Aug-17)

In the widening controversy over the failure of a HMRC website designed to administer the new ‘30 hours’ scheme, HMRC chief executive Jon Thompson has issued an apology, explaining £45,000 compensation had already been paid to parents.....

Wales set to introduce a 'safer' Down's syndrome test for pregnant women

Melissa McAlees (23-Aug-17)

A 'safer' and more accurate test for Down’s syndrome that allows pregnant women to be screened without the risk of miscarriage is to be introduced in Wales next year. The Welsh Government has agreed to the.....

Scottish Government under pressure to abolish business rates for struggling nurseries

Michaela Mildenhall (22-Aug-17)

Business rates should be removed for nurseries in Scotland to support childcare provision, according to a Government think-tank. The Barclay Review on Business Rates has responded to a petition handed in.....

Government urges food companies to reduce calories in fight against childhood obesity

Michaela Mildenhall (21-Aug-17)

The Government has unveiled new plans to hold companies to account over the amount of calories found in foods aimed at young children, as part of its next step in reducing childhood obesity. A Public Health.....

Ofsted stops 'inadequate' Learndirect from training childcare apprentices

Angeline Albert (17-Aug-17)

A major childcare training provider is to be stripped of its Government funding after Ofsted inspectors rated it ‘inadequate’ for the ‘poor’ level of teaching it gives apprentices. Tutors and assessors were.....

New baby box for every Scottish newborn

Michaela Mildenhall (17-Aug-17)

New mums in Scotland are being offered free baby boxes to ensure every baby is given the best possible start in life. There has been disagreement by charities and organisations as to the effectiveness that.....

Doctors buy up nurseries after diagnosing financial health in market

Michaela Mildenhall (15-Aug-17)

First-time buyers entering the nursery sector are coming from unexpected places with doctors and pharmacists finding a financial pulse in the childcare market. One sale, in particular, has demonstrated appetite from a less likely.....

Politician congratulates nursery group founder for 'outstanding' work in childcare

Michaela Mildenhall (14-Aug-17)

One of 14 outstanding nurseries run by Children 1st Day Nurseries has received a visit from MP Maggie Throup in a bid to congratulate staff and the group’s founder Margaret Mason for her services to education. Children.....

Nurseries determined to limit 'free' places and charge parents for extras

Melissa McAlees (11-Aug-17)

The majority of nurseries will only offer 30-hours 'free' childcare from September, if they impose extra charges to parents and many intend to limit the number of 'free' places they provide, new research reveals. More.....

Mum and dad's childcare struggles 'ruin' one in five relationships

Melissa McAlees (10-Aug-17)

Childcare is a major source of conflict between couples – with one in five admitting it has a negative effect on their relationship, new research suggests. According to a survey conducted by comparethemarket.com,.....

Milestone for Millie's Mark: 100th nursery achieves 'gold standard' in paediatric first aid

Melissa McAlees (09-Aug-17)

A nursery in Stoke-on-Trent has become the 100th setting to achieve Millie’s Mark, the accreditation for excellence in paediatric first aid for early years. The founders of Millie’s Trust, Dan and Joanne.....

Four-year-old returns to nursery after life-saving bone marrow transplant

Melissa McAlees (08-Aug-17)

A brave four-year-old has returned to nursery for the first time since undergoing a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Ava Stark, who attends Noah's Ark Private Nursery Ltd in Lochgelly, Fife, had a vital stem cell transplant.....

Almost 9,000 Canadian nursery places bought by Busy Bees

Angeline Albert (02-Aug-17)

Childcare giant Busy Bees has purchased the Canadian nursery group BrightPath - pushing up its pre-school portfolio to 482 nurseries in the UK, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia. Canada’s private childcare.....

Summer brings nursery graduations for children as young as three

Angeline Albert (01-Aug-17)

Scrolls, hats and black, satin gowns were the attire of the day for tens of thousands of nursery children this summer, with the tear-stained faces of parents commonplace as they nudge each other out of the way for a snap of their.....

Child's death in Grenfell Tower sees nursery children act out fire play

Angeline Albert (01-Aug-17)

A child’s death in Grenfell Tower has led to her nursery classmates 'acting out fire play' to try to cope with the tragedy. Little Amaya Tuccu was three-years-old when she died on 14 June in the https://www.daynurseries.co.uk/news/article.cfm/id/1585455/Grenfell-Tower-Fire-Nursery-that-lost-everything-feared-the-worst-for-its-children.....

Can a Channel 4 experiment revolutionise how we care for old people?

Melissa McAlees (31-Jul-17)

For some people, the idea of spending six weeks with 10 four-year-olds is exhausting, but could it have the opposite effect on a group of old people? In a new experiment Channel 4 is bringing together a.....

Record amount of children living in households with working adults, but is it the result of Universal Credit?

Michaela Mildenhall (26-Jul-17)

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the amount of children living in a household without a working parent is at an all-time low. Employment minister, Damien Hinds, says this is the result.....

Parents of four-year-olds can now apply for '30 hours' childcare places in September

Michaela Mildenhall (25-Jul-17)

Working parents can now apply for places for four-year-olds under the new 30 hours ‘free’ childcare scheme being rolled out in September, the DfE has announced. This will double the current amount which stands at 15 hours a week. Critics.....

Children's Food Trust announces closure after helping 11 million children access better food

Melissa McAlees (21-Jul-17)

The Children’s Food Trust has announced "with great sadness" that it is to close, after promoting healthy eating for children in the UK for more than 15 years. The charity, formerly called the School Food.....

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