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Children with English as an additional language can go through 'silent period' at nursery

Charley Walker, News Editor (28-Oct-16)

Nurseries play a crucial role in giving children with English as an additional language that extra support, so they do not fall behind when they start school. It is advantageous for children to be bilingual,.....

Should we have a world without Down's syndrome?

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (18-Oct-16)

Around 800,000 women in the UK become pregnant each year and while most parents will ultimately be reassured the pregnancy is progressing as expected, more than 40,000 will be told there is a chance their baby will have a fetal anomaly. According.....

Exclusive: Childcare minister Caroline Dinenage tells daynurseries.co.uk what she'll do for early years

Angeline Albert, News Editor (05-Oct-16)

Britain’s childcare and early years minister Caroline Dinenage has identified what she wants to achieve for the sector in an exclusive interview with daynurseries.co.uk As a mother of two, she has candidly revealed.....

Ice skater to senior area manager: Co-operative Childcare employee reveals how fate led to a career change

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (05-Oct-16)

Clare Robson is a senior area manager at The Co-operative Childcare, with more than 16 years experience working in the childcare sector. However during her childhood she lived and breathed ice-skating in the hope that one day she.....

Cranky babies and grumpy toddlers: Why young children need a nap at nursery

Sue Learner, Editor (05-Oct-16)

Daytime naps are crucial for babies and toddlers’ brain development and are essential for their wellbeing. Yet many young children go without a nap at nursery, either because it does not have a dedicated sleep area or because the.....

Nurseries help combat children's mental health problems with specialist training

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

Nurseries are helping to combat children with mental health problems by attending specialist training on supporting children's well-being and early brain development. One in 10 children and young people experience mental health.....

'Cotton wool children' given freedom to experience risky play

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

“If you over protect a child, they will never learn how to make mistakes,” claims Michelle Wisbey, principal of five Montessori pre-schools in Essex and Hertfordshire. When most people think of the word.....

Can a 'wee whisperer' help Britain's potty-fearing school children?

Angeline Albert, News Editor (04-Oct-16)

More children are soiling themselves at school compared to five years ago, according to 70 per cent of primary school teachers surveyed, but is it the job of a celebrity potty trainer aka 'wee whisperer' to fix this and what should.....