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Parents behaving badly? When a child catches a cold their nursery sneezes

Angeline Albert, News Editor (09-Dec-15)

Most parents send a child to nursery when they are ill, according to research. Of the 1,000 parents and 100 nursery heads questioned by nanny agency North West Childcare, the majority (86 per cent) of parents admitted to sending.....

Out of sight no longer means out of mind as London nursery installs iWatch to 'reassure parents'

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (09-Dec-15)

Are webcams a quality standard which allow parents to have complete open access to their chosen nursery, or do they represent evidence of a breakdown of trust? Owners of Safari Childcare, a North-east London.....

Nursery group calls for more paediatric first aid trained practitioners ahead of Government consultation

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (02-Dec-15)

Busy Bees Training, part of the Busy Bees nursery group, has called for there to be more trained paediatric first aid practitioners across the sector. The call follows the publication of an open Government consultation on amendments.....

The unpredictability of nativity plays: From calling baby Jesus Colin to a spectacular crash by Rudolf on roller skates

Sue Learner, Editor (02-Dec-15)

After weeks of rehearsals, nurseries and primary schools up and down the country will soon be putting on that highlight of the year – the Christmas nativity play. Anyone who has watched a nativity play will.....

A nation of over sharers: Tips for protecting children online

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (02-Dec-15)

Since its inception, the internet has grown to become increasingly accessible to parents and children alike. The invention of social media and smart phones has led to social networking becoming the most effective and easiest way to.....

'Over-praise often falls on deaf ears' warns Channel 4's Three Day Nanny

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (01-Dec-15)

A recurrent ‘well done’ may be heard by children throughout the day in their home or childcare environment, however Channel 4’s Three Day Nanny, Kathryn Mewes, has revealed that genuine praise ‘means a great deal more’ to children.....

Santa and the festive facts of life - when should you tell your child?

Angeline Albert, News Editor (01-Dec-15)

It’s that time of year again. The time when parents wonder whether they should shell out on the gift detailed in their child’s Santa letter or fess up that they’ve been lying about the chimney-loving chubster throughout their young.....