March 2018 Newsletter
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Busy Bees nurseries helps China's children become creative thinkers
Busy Bees nurseries helps China's children become creative thinkers
On her first trade mission to China, Prime Minister Theresa May held up Busy Bees Nursery Group as the poster child for Britain, with early years provision that has led China to embrace education for children under two. Busy Bees' first nursery in China opened in... Read more
Cost of a child's nursery place rises to double the rate of inflation
The cost of a part-time nursery place for a child under two-years-old is double the rate of inflation, hitting parents’ wallets hard, according to the Family and Childcare Trust (FACT). A part-time nursery place for a child this age is on average £122 a week (more... Read more
Percy the Park Keeper author: 'Reading enables children to think beyond limitations'
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 Percy the Park Keeper, was speaking at the opening of a... Read more
Nursery boss asks Mayor for bikes as obese children struggle to cross legs
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 one in five children in the UK starting school... Read more
Tips for challenging gender stereotypes at nursery
Tips for challenging gender stereotypes at nursery
Even from birth, girls and boys are treated differently, so it is unsurprising children as young as four can have defined ideas about what jobs are suitable for men and women, and whether ‘being smart’ is determined by gender. Baby girls are often dressed in pink with... Read more
New four-year-old testing is 'uninformed and educationally damaging'
A campaign coalition has called on the Government to ditch the proposed £10m baseline test for four-year-olds, claiming it is ‘uninformed and educationally damaging’. At a meeting yesterday, the coalition, More than a Score (MTAS) launched their dossier 'Baseline... Read more
Nursery asks vicar to 'marry' pre-school children in church
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 Edgar to ‘marry’ Jaxx Olbert and his bride Emily Cladwell at the... Read more
Seven thousand more disadvantaged children to get 'free' nursery place
Seven thousand more disadvantaged two-year-olds will be eligible for ‘free’ childcare, according to the new childcare minister. Nadhim Zahawi has announced more children from low income families will be able to receive ‘free’ childcare, the early years pupil premium... Read more
Children at outstanding Harlow nursery 'run to staff for cuddles'
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 report, the early years regulator said staff at the Kiddi... Read more
Peter Rabbit film 'wrong' to show 'allergy bullying' scene
Peter Rabbit film 'wrong' to show 'allergy bullying' scene
A controversial scene in the new film Peter Rabbit, which depicts a man with an allergy being ‘bullied’, has led to charities and parents calling for people to boycott the film. Allergy support groups voiced their anger over the scene, where the farmer Tom McGregor,... Read more
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Rugby player and engineer changes perception of men in childcare
Jack Meekings is a 29-year-old rugby player, qualified engineer and deputy manager of an Ofsted-rated 'outstanding' nursery. Hailed as a 'true inspiration', he can often be found dressing up in the role play area at West Downs Day Nursery (Winchester), much to the... Read more
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Job Roles # Jobs % Jobs
Manager 33 3.27%
Deputy Manager / Assistant Manager 45 4.46%
Room Leader / Team Leader / Senior Nursery Nurse 154 15.26%
Nursery Teacher / Early Years Teacher 24 2.38%
Nursery Teaching Assistant 4 0.40%
Nursery Nurse / Early Years Practitioner 594 58.87%
Nursery Assistant / Early Years Assistant 74 7.33%
Playworker 3 0.30%
Bank Nursery Nurse 25 2.48%
Lunch Time Assistant 14 1.39%
Special Educational Needs 1 0.10%
Cook / Chef 16 1.59%
Kitchen Assistant / Catering Assistant 9 0.89%
Housekeeper / Cleaner 3 0.30%
Administrator 2 0.20%
Finance / Accountant / Bookkeeper 1 0.10%
Other 7 0.69%
Upcoming Featured Exhibitions, Conferences & Award Presentations
Early Years Conference 2018
Date: 01 Mar 2018 - 02 Mar 2018
Location: Marriott Hotel, Kingfisher Way, Huntingdon PE29 6FL
Childcare Expo London 2018
Date: 02 Mar 2018 - 03 Mar 2018
Location: Olympia London
Future of Early Years Conference
Date: 15 Mar 2018
Location: Adelphi House, University of Salford
Nursery Schools Teaching Schools Conference 2018
Date: 19 Apr 2018
Location: National Council for Voluntary Organisations, 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL
Alliance Annual Conference 2018
Date: 01 Jun 2018
Location: Hilton London Bankside, in Southwark, London SE1 0UG
NDNA Conference 2018
Date: 22 Jun 2018
Location: Ricoh Arena, Coventry
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10 Most Read News Articles of the Month
1 UK sees steep decline in parents reading to pre-school children
2 Three-year-old boy escapes nursery and walks home by himself
3 Nursery group funds 'Bright Space' for child domestic violence survivors to play and heal
4 Parents told not to reward children for eating greens
5 Single dads more at risk of dying early than single mums
6 Children bullied by siblings three times more likely to develop psychotic disorder
7 Employee-owned nursery chain wins European award for commitment to staff
8 Scotland's council-run nurseries not open 'long enough' for working parents
9 Cost of a child's nursery place rises to double the rate of inflation
10 New four-year-old testing is 'uninformed and educationally damaging'
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