News - Innovative Nurseries

Mum thanks nursery for saving choking daughter's life

Angeline Albert (21-Mar-18)

The mother of a two-year-old girl who went into cardiac arrest minutes after choking on her lunch at nursery, has praised the actions of quick-thinking staff who helped save her child. Mum Laura Robinson.....

Percy the Park Keeper author: 'Reading enables children to think beyond limitations'

Melissa McAlees (23-Feb-18)

Teaching a child to read stimulates their imagination and enables them to think beyond their own limitations, according to children's author, Nick Butterworth. Mr Butterworth, famous for the much-loved series.....

Children at outstanding Harlow nursery 'run to staff for cuddles'

Sue Learner (20-Feb-18)

A nursery in Harlow has been rated outstanding by Ofsted for the fourth time in a row, with inspectors finding managers have ‘exceptionally high expectations of staff and of children's achievements’. In its.....

Nursery asks vicar to 'marry' pre-school children in church

Angeline Albert (16-Feb-18)

A young couple from Eureka Nursery in Coventry became ‘boy and wife’ at a marriage ceremony in St John Divine church, officiated by the local vicar. Reverend Pam Howell was asked by nursery manager Nikki.....

Nursery boss asks Mayor for bikes as obese children struggle to cross legs

Angeline Albert (07-Feb-18)

Nurseries across London have received donated bikes to curb childhood obesity – prompting the boss of a nursery group to urge Mayor Sadiq Khan to give every child in the capital a bike to use while at nursery. With.....

Children use emotion cushions to show happiness or anger at 'outstanding' nursery

Sue Learner (24-Nov-17)

A nursery in Telford has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors, who found ‘warm and caring staff helped children to develop empathy and also enabled them to take ‘manageable risks’. Church Street Day Nursery Ltd.....

Co-working nursery: 'I love seeing my daughter at lunchtime'

Melissa McAlees (08-Nov-17)

For any parent whose office and nursery are in different directions, the idea of a co-working nursery with everyone under the same roof could appear to be the perfect solution. But is combining work and childcare a good mix, or is.....

Drag Queens invited into nurseries to teach children about tolerance

Melissa McAlees (06-Nov-17)

As part of a project to spread a message of tolerance and kindness, children at The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) nurseries will be read stories by drag queens. LEYF has teamed up with Drag Queen Story.....

Nursery staff start 'babywearing' to soothe babies

Melissa McAlees (22-Sep-17)

A Cambridge nursery has introduced 'babywearing' to help soothe and comfort the babies they look after. Rainbow Day Nursery in Trumpington has become the first nursery in Cambridge - and the third in the UK -.....

Childcare robots start work in Japanese nurseries

Angeline Albert (12-Sep-17)

Robots are being tested out at nurseries in Japan to plug the country’s early years recruitment crisis, which has seen demand for childcare places outstrip supply. Artificial intelligence that can recognise.....

Nursery manager lends a hand when donkey decides to give birth at nursery

Angeline Albert (12-Jul-17)

A nursery manager sprang into action, when a donkey called Rosie trotted up to her nursery’s car park to give birth. Children and staff at the Coach House Day Nursery in South Gorley in the New Forest, watched.....

'You couldn't take your eyes off her, she'd have drop fits': Shops join nursery's funding fight for girls

Angeline Albert (05-Jun-17)

Nursery manager Sharon McCrea refused to stop caring for two little girls with special needs after the council cut her funding. Instead she got the money she needed to help them by knocking on doors in her High Street. The.....

Outdoor nursery that lets toddlers use real saws and hammers gets top Ofsted rating

Angeline Albert (19-Apr-17)

An outdoor nursery where toddlers use a composting toilet each day and saws and hammers to build dens in the woods, has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted. Children at The Elves and Fairies Woodland Nursery based in Wimborne.....

daynurseries.co.uk reveals parents' Top 10 nurseries

Sue Learner (23-Mar-17)

The leading day nurseries review site, daynurseries.co.uk, has revealed parents’ Top 10 nurseries in 12 regions in the UK, as well as the top nursery groups. The Top 10 nurseries are decided by their review.....

Nursery bridges the generational gap with heartwarming visits to care home

Melissa McAlees (22-Mar-17)

We are often told to value all ages in our communities, from the very young to the very old. It is said that developing connections between older adults and the youngest members of the community can have wonderful benefits for both.....

'Look Mum no screens!': Toys unlock secrets to coding for kids

Angeline Albert, News Editor (28-Feb-17)

Move over iPads, pre-schoolers are now getting clued up about coding thanks to innovative toys that don’t require any time spent glued to a screen. Britain’s young iPad generation may find it easy to adapt.....

Nursery staff learn British Sign Language in their spare time to communicate with profoundly deaf mum

Sue Learner, Editor (24-Feb-17)

Two nursery practitioners have been praised by a mum who is profoundly deaf, for doing a British Sign Language course in their spare time, so they could communicate with her. Elizabeth Corbett and her husband.....

Nurseries provide 'meat-free' recipe bags to help families enjoy #MeatFreeMonday

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (30-Jan-17)

Children at Just Childcare nurseries have been taking home recipe bags to enjoy meat-free meals with their families as part of the Meat Free Monday initiative. The recipe bags are being rolled out across all 34 nurseries in the.....

Children enjoy meat free meals as more nurseries go vegetarian

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (03-Jan-17)

Nurseries across the UK are adapting to the changing lifestyles and requirements of the families who use them. With the threat of childhood obesity, diabetes and tooth decay facing families across the UK, many are taking steps.....

Childbase Partnership gives nursery staff pay rise above Living Wage

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (15-Dec-16)

A rise in the National Living Wage at Childbase Partnership to £7.61 per hour has had nursery practitioners celebrating as the Government announced the new rate of £7.50 for next year. Pay rises at the beginning.....