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Nursery recruitment crisis threatens 30-hour childcare offer
Nursery recruitment crisis threatens 30-hour childcare offer
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 one in two private and voluntary sector day nurseries and... Read more
One of UK's youngest nursery owners opens £25-a-day pre-school
Hannah Donnelly is thought to be one of the UK’s youngest nursery owners after setting up her own childcare setting in Urmston, Greater Manchester, at the age of 26. After struggling to fund her son’s childcare, the mother-of-one decided to set up her own nursery to... Read more
Nose-blowing stations and hugs make Cuddles nursery group 'outstanding'
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 support they need. This is one of many... Read more
Nursery boss tells childcare minister: We're doing 'free' childcare 'under duress'
Childcare minister Robert Goodwill has been 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 across England to shut. In a... Read more
Dark and mysterious world of children's picture book maverick, Benji Davies
Dark and mysterious world of children's picture book maverick, Benji Davies
The multi-talented Benji Davies, part of a cool new breed of illustrators, has revealed he wrote his latest book, The Grotlyn, to conquer his 'childhood fear of the dark'. 'The Storm Whale' author tells us about his love for the gothic stories of Edgar Allen Poe, how... Read more
Forest schools give children a 'positive mindset towards school'
Forest schools are a growing phenomenon in nurseries and primary schools in the UK, with a new study revealing they help develop collaborative learning skills as well as practical skills and an appreciation for the outdoors. Researchers from Loughborough University... Read more
'Eye watering' childcare costs rise four times faster than wages
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 in 2016 when compared to 2008, while average wages only rose by... Read more
'Baby talk' plays important role in language learning
‘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 in the US have found that mothers change their ‘vocal timbre’... Read more
Picture book helps children make sense of Granny's dementia
Picture book helps children make sense of Granny's dementia
Sometimes Granny doesn't remember my name. It’s like hundreds of names are spinning around in her head and she just picks one. She does unusual things too. She gets lost in her own house and puts orange juice on her cereal. What's wrong with Granny? These are some of... Read more
Jobs & Recruitment
Best thing about working in a Reggio nursery 'is the ethos of community'
Nicola Cargill works at Little Learners Childcare Corby, a nursery in Northamptonshire inspired by the Reggio Emilio approach. Here, she talks about her love of working in a Reggio nursery, with its philosophy of flexibility, encouraging settings to use their own... Read more
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Autumn Conference & AGM 2017: early education's role in combating child poverty and health inequalities
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Date: 02 Mar 2018 - 03 Mar 2018
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10 Most Read News Articles of the Month
1 'Baby talk' plays important role in language learning
2 Dolly Parton launches Story Starters in London to prepare children for reading at school
3 Childcare leaders export 'outstanding' nursery expertise to China
4 Toddlers' fingertip injuries can cause lifelong pain and disfigurement
5 Children's food expert, Annabel Karmel, helps nursery lead the way on healthy eating
6 Nurseries offered free business support
7 Sleeping on your back while pregnant can increase stillbirth risk
8 Forest schools give children a 'positive mindset towards school'
9 New initiative in Wales to support young unemployed into childcare career
10 Parents still in the dark about 'unsafe' Halloween costumes
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