May 2017 Newsletter
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Sue Learner, Melissa McAlees, Angeline Albert, Michaela Mildenhall
Outdoor nursery that lets toddlers use real saws and hammers gets top Ofsted rating
Outdoor nursery that lets toddlers use real saws and hammers gets top Ofsted rating
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 in Dorset, spend 100 per cent of their... Read more
Nursery staff cleared of child cruelty
A nursery owner, her deputy and a nursery practitioner have all been cleared of charges of child cruelty at a nursery in Port Talbot, Wales. Katie Davies, 32, of King Street, Port Talbot, who owned Bright Sparks nursery in Taibach was found not guilty of a joint... Read more
Extra £50m funding for 30 hour childcare offer criticised as a 'drip feed approach'
Early years minister Caroline Dinenage has announced plans for a £50m capital grants fund to help deliver the 30 hours of ‘free’ childcare being brought in this September. However Neil Leitch, chief executive of Pre-School Learning Alliance criticised the extra funding... Read more
Lib Dem leader backs 'lemonade' nurseries' campaign for funds
The Champagne Nurseries Lemonade Funding Group, which is calling for the Government to stop referring to the 30 hours offer as ‘free’ childcare, has won the backing of Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron. The campaign group’s founder Donna-Marie Row, who owns Yorley... Read more
'Swimwear Barbie not banned' says man behind Scotland's first Islamic nursery
'Swimwear Barbie not banned' says man behind Scotland's first Islamic nursery
The founder of Little Wonders in Glasgow, Scotland’s first Islamic nursery, insists it is ‘not that different from other nurseries’, with children and staff of all faiths and all toys including Barbie welcome. Happy to talk about his nursery’s inclusive policies, at... Read more
Tributes paid to 'inspirational' nursery manager found strangled to death
An outpouring of tributes have been paid to a much-loved nursery manager who was strangled to death by her 'controlling' husband. Chrissy Kendall’s lifeless body was found by her son Ryan, at their home in Manchester on 28 January. At the time of her death, she held... Read more
Redressing the balance: How to get more men working in your nursery
Men make up a tiny two per cent of the early years workforce yet the benefits of children having a male nursery worker can be huge, especially to children of one parent families who may not have a good male role model. They can also help to eradicate gender stereotypes and... Read more
MPs urge Government to investigate 'potentially harmful' impact of testing four-year-olds
MPs have called on the Government to conduct a ‘thorough evaluation of potentially harmful consequences’ of introducing testing for four-year-olds. The Department for Education wants to ditch SATs for seven-year-olds and instead assess children in their first few... Read more
Some 50,000 children will not get a 'free' nursery place
Up to 50,000 children could miss out this September on a ‘free’ (30 hour a week) childcare place because some nurseries won't offer it. When it comes to providing ‘free’ childcare, as promised by the Government, 57 per cent of English nurseries (out of 788 surveyed)... Read more
Nursery bridges the generational gap with heartwarming visits to care home
Nursery bridges the generational gap with heartwarming visits to care home
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 generations. Children at Beckett... Read more
Jobs & Recruitment
A day in the life of a Forest School leader
The Forest School ethos is based upon developing self-esteem, confidence, independence and responsibility in children of all ages and ability. Achieved through stimulating and hands-on outdoor experiences, its aim is not to replace classroom learning but to enhance, expand... Read more
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Upcoming Featured Exhibitions, Conferences & Award Presentations
TTS Narrowing the gap
Date: 08 Jun 2017
Location: Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire
With Early Years in Mind Conference - NEyTCO Conference 2017
Date: 09 Jun 2017
Location: Hallam Conference Centre, London
Childcare Expo Manchester 2017
Date: 16 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
Location: EventCity Phoenix Way Off Barton Dock Road Urmston, Manchester M17 8AS
Pre-School Learning Alliance National Conference 2017
Date: 16 Jun 2017
Location: GB, London, SE1 0UG
International Festival of Childhood
Date: 29 Jun 2017 - 02 Jul 2017
Location: Bath
NDNA Conference
Date: 30 Jun 2017
Location: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
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10 Most Read News Articles of the Month
1 Tributes paid to 'inspirational' nursery manager found strangled to death
2 More than 1,000 nurseries are next to illegally polluted roads
3 Government urged to halt 'unforgiveable' closures of children's playgrounds
4 New £30k nursery playground helps girl with cerebral palsy develop 'I can' attitude
5 'Free school meals for all' under a Labour government
6 Number of parents accessing pilot 30-hours exceeds expectations
7 Lack of childcare 'to blame' for London having lowest number of working mums
8 Welsh nurseries 'most fragile' ahead of doubling 'free' childcare
9 Millions of children go hungry during school holidays, report finds
10 Busy Bees celebrate a year of 'exceptional moments' at national awards ceremony
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