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Widowed dad: 'Sadly Nicola didn't live long enough to see Grace's first day at nursery'

Sue Learner (25-Sep-17)

At the age of 38, Mark Duffy lost his wife Nicola to cancer and is now faced with the huge challenge of bringing up his three-year-old daughter Grace on his own. “Nicola was clever, beautiful, bubbly, happy,.....

Outstanding nursery teaches babies to wash hands before meals

Melissa McAlees (20-Sep-17)

A Surrey-based which encourages babies to wash their hands before meals and helps children to prepare their own snacks has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted in its first inspection - just two years after opening. Jane.....

A nursery chef is 'better than being a pastry chef': 'I've more creative freedom'

Angeline Albert (04-Sep-17)

Natasha Carroll is used to crafting sugary delights and wowing diners with her lemon tart as a pastry chef at the Daresbury Hotel but after climbing the culinary ladder for 10 years, she has no regrets about leaving to cook in a nursery......

Nursery opens in care home giving residents a 'new lease of life'

Melissa McAlees (04-Sep-17)

The recent Channel 4 experiment ‘Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds’, which saw a group of four-year-olds ‘move in’ to a retirement village for six weeks, has proved that children really can give older people a ‘new lease of life’.....