Nursery News & Industry Events

'Eye watering' childcare costs rise four times faster than wages

Angeline Albert, 20-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

The average cost of childcare for a one-year-old has risen more than four times faster than wages since 2008. Childcare costs have rocketed up in England by 48 per cent for those with a one-year-old child

Nose-blowing stations and lots of hugs make Cuddles nursery group 'outstanding'

Angeline Albert, 19-Oct-17 article from 'Features' section

While many nurseries let staff be cuddled but never allow them to cuddle children, the Cuddles Day Nursery group feels no such qualms. Its nurseries let staff embrace children whenever required, if it means the child gets the emotional

Nursery boss tells childcare minister: We're doing 'free' childcare 'under duress'

Angeline Albert, 16-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

Childcare minister Robert Goodwill was warned Government underfunding has created ‘low morale’ among childcare providers with 30 hours ‘free’ childcare and other ‘Government-controlled’ costs like business rates causing nurseries

'Baby talk' plays important role in language learning

Sue Learner, 13-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

‘Baby talk’ may sound silly to adults, but researchers have now found that it plays an important role in language learning and highlighting the structure of language. Researchers from Princeton University

Toddlers' fingertip injuries can cause lifelong pain and disfigurement

Michaela Mildenhall, 13-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

Fingertip injuries are the most common hand injury seen by plastic and reconstructive surgeons, with toddlers most at risk, and doctors are now warning they can lead to lifelong pain, disfigurement and even depression. Around

Sleeping on your back while pregnant can increase stillbirth risk

Sue Learner, 12-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

Pregnant mums are being warned not to sleep on their backs during late pregnancy, as it can increase the risk of stillbirth. The research carried out by Auckland University investigated the sleep positions

Nurseries offered free business support

Sue Learner, 10-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

Nurseries can now take advantage of free business support and assessment tools as well as a network for sharing best practice. The Early Years Business Zone website which has been put together by National

Childcare leaders export 'outstanding' nursery expertise to China

Angeline Albert, 09-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

UK childcare experts have returned from the Government’s first early years education trade mission to China and have attracted Chinese delegates back to check out British nurseries. The Department for

Dolly Parton launches Story Starters in London to prepare children for reading at school

Melissa McAlees, 06-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

US country singer and philanthropist Dolly Parton launched Story Starters at Coram Campus in London today, a volunteer-led programme designed to give nursery children the essential skills to start primary school ready to read. Story

Children's food expert, Annabel Karmel, helps nursery lead the way on healthy eating

Melissa McAlees, 06-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

Bestselling author and food expert Annabel Karmel, has partnered up with a nursery in Wanstead to design a healthy menu that even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy. Recognised throughout the country for devising

Nursery recruitment crisis threatens 30-hour childcare offer

Melissa McAlees, 03-Oct-17 article from 'News' section

Nurseries in England are struggling to recruit the staff they need to deliver 30-hours ‘free’ childcare for working families, a new study suggests. Research conducted by independent analysts Ceeda, shows

Nursery founder reveals secrets to an 'outstanding' childcare career

Michaela Mildenhall, 03-Oct-17 article from 'Profiles' section

At the age of 14, Margaret Mason was given an award for her skill in changing nappies, having left school with no qualifications. Now aged 76, she runs 23 nurseries, with 14 of them rated ‘outstanding’. This

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