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Children urged to think of others during consumer-mad Christmas

Angeline Albert, News Editor (28-Nov-16)

Who remembers being read ‘The Little Match Girl’ in their youth? It is not the tale often told to little ones today. More likely they hear ‘triumph over adversity’ stories of animated animals, toys or wizards beating the odds against.....

Why so few men in childcare and who are the Gingerbread men?

Angeline Albert, News Editor (11-Nov-16)

Men don’t know how to nurture, men could be abusers, young men are not mature enough... are these the reasons only two per cent of the country’s childcare workforce is male? Karl Taylor would tell you otherwise......

Too young for childcare? Nine in ten parents feel anxious about putting their baby in a nursery

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (04-Nov-16)

What if he cries inconsolably when I leave him? How is she going to cope without me? What if the other children are mean? What if the staff forget to give him his comforter at sleep time? These are just.....

Competitive parenting has led to 'unrealistic expectations' say nurseries

Sue Learner, Editor (04-Nov-16)

The game of competitive parenting begins even before the birth, with heated debates over which food when pregnant will boost their baby’s brainpower as well as the merits of breastfeeding and waterbirths. Once.....

Nursery head chef reveals biggest challenge is cooking for children with allergies

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (02-Nov-16)

Stuart White is head chef at Busy Bees Edinburgh Park nursery and has more than 14-years’ experience working in catering. Mr White has worked at Busy Bees Edinburgh Park Nursery for the past two years, supporting childcare practitioners.....