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
'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
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
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
More than 1,000 nurseries are next to illegally polluted roads
More than 1,000 nurseries in England are within 150m of roads that break legal limits for air pollution, new research suggests. While the majority of nurseries close to polluted roads are in London, research by Greenpeace shows the problem stretches beyond the capital... Read more
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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971 Jobs Currently Listed
Job Roles # Jobs % Jobs
Manager 71 7.31%
Deputy Manager / Assistant Manager 60 6.18%
Room Leader / Team Leader 133 13.70%
Nursery Teacher / Early Years Teacher 32 3.30%
Nursery Teaching Assistant 4 0.41%
Nursery Nurse / Early Years Practitioner 560 57.67%
Nursery Assistant / Early Years Assistant 62 6.39%
Playworker 3 0.31%
Bank Nursery Nurse 8 0.82%
Lunch Time Assistant 5 0.51%
Special Educational Needs 1 0.10%
Cook / Chef 15 1.54%
Kitchen Assistant / Catering Assistant 6 0.62%
Housekeeper / Cleaner 2 0.21%
Administrator 3 0.31%
Finance / Accountant / Bookkeeper 1 0.10%
Other 5 0.51%
Upcoming Featured Exhibitions, Conferences & Award Presentations
Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) National Conference 2017
Date: 11 May 2017
Location: Royal College of Physicians Regent's Park, London
TTS Narrowing the gap
Date: 08 Jun 2017
Location: Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire
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 More than 1,000 nurseries are next to illegally polluted roads
2 Tributes paid to 'inspirational' nursery manager found strangled to death
3 Government urged to halt 'unforgiveable' closures of children's playgrounds
4 'Free school meals for all' under a Labour government
5 New £30k nursery playground helps girl with cerebral palsy develop 'I can' attitude
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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