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From cute and fluffy to slimy and wriggly - how pre-schoolers care for their nursery pets

Rachel Baker, News Editor (30-Sep-12)

British day nurseries have a wide variety of pets to help pre-school children learn about responsibility, care and nature. The pets come in all shapes and sizes from cute and fluffy to slimy and wriggly, but what they all have in.....

Nutritious and delicious – the importance of healthy day nursery meals

Rachel Baker, News Editor (30-Sep-12)

Children spend a large amount of time in day nurseries, so parents and guardians need to be assured that their children are having healthy, nutritious food as part of a balanced diet. Today’s pre-schoolers have more dietary requirements.....

A commitment by nursery managers to outdoor play is essential for early years development

Richard Howard, News Editor (12-Sep-12)

A look at how some day nurseries are maximising the potential of their outdoor play time and resources. Outdoor learning is one of the core objectives of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which states.....

'Childcare is not just a woman's job' - why only two per cent of the day nurseries and childcare workforce is male

Rachel Baker, News Editor (10-Sep-12)

“Working with children is seen as a predominantly female occupation. Yet male carers have much to offer, including acting as positive role models for boys - especially from families where the father is absent.” This is a statement.....

Men reveal the highs and lows of working in childcare

Rachel Baker, News Editor (10-Sep-12)

David Francis, Pre-school Learning Alliance early years team leader David Francis is a 26-year-old early years team leader at the Alliance’s Fulham Central Children’s Centre and believes.....