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It's not raining men in nurseries but a visit to Childcare Expo can help

Angeline Albert, News Editor (24-Aug-16)

If half the class are boys but it isn’t ‘raining men’ at your nursery, what should pre-school managers be doing to achieve a gender-balanced workforce? That’s just one of the questions many early years practitioners.....

Dads 'driven mad' by screen time create nature-themed activity book to encourage children to go outdoors

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (04-Aug-16)

The availability of technology, apps, games and portable digital devices to children is a contentious issue among parents and early years educators alike. Although many parents choose to limit the amount.....

Cognitive scientist calls for guidelines on toddlers' screen time

Sue Learner, Editor (03-Aug-16)

A cognitive scientist is calling for parents and nurseries to be given guidelines on how long they should allow children to be on interactive electronic screens such as tablets and touchscreen phones. Dr.....

A day in the life of a nursery nurse: a 'rewarding and inspiring experience'

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (03-Aug-16)

Erin Doheny, an ambitious nursery nurse, joined the flourishing team of Little Adventurers Nursery in Upminster in June 2015 to continue her training to become a Level 3 early years practitioner. During.....

'Millie's Law' requires all nursery practitioners to be paediatric first aid trained

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (02-Aug-16)

After the loss of their daughter Millie, in a choking incident on her third day at a Stockport nursery in October 2012, Joanne and Dan Thompson channelled their loss into establishing Millie's Trust - a charity that aims to make first.....