Nursery School

An Open Letter to Our Government: Early Years Needs Your Help

June O'Sullivan MBE | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Politics
June O'Sullivan MBE

Today nurseries are part of the infrastructure of a modern society. We merit the support of a government and politicians who, instead of spending time on their ideological battleground, should be supporting those people trying to run businesses which enable ordinary working families to work.

New Nursery Rules, Not as Simple as A B C...

Sophia Walker | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

I'll never forget my baby's first day at nursery. Besides crying more than I ever have before (it hit me unexpectedly), I remember saying to his keyworker 'Please look after Boo for me - all that matters is that he is loved and looked after". Words, I echo now, even six months on.

Prince George Looked Adorable On His First Day At Nursery

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Parents

Prince George has reached the milestone of his first day at nursery. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released two adorable photos to mark George'...

Managing Mega Meltdowns: The Pre-Nursery Tantrum

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Parents
Bernadette Ballantyne

By the time we arrived at school she allowed me to put on her dress but nothing else. Amazing I thought. This was about modesty. She wanted to be covered up but remained in control by refusing to wear her pants or socks. She cried on arrival at nursery. I cried on departure.

Teaching Them to Find Beauty in Themselves

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

Last week, when I was back in my hometown and staying at my parents' house, I walked past my 14 year old daughter's former nursery. Laughter and happy chatter assailed me as I walked past the high brick wall and wrought iron gates. I couldn't resist peering in.

Learning Through Play Is Vital to Help Children Prepare for Life Challenges

Liz Bayram | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Bayram

We're seeing government and regulators place less and less emphasis on fostering children's emotional literacy and resilience, boosting social confidence and supporting their independence - all of which a play based-approach to learning delivers. These are vital to help children not only become school ready, but life ready, too.

Childcare Ratios - Nick Clegg U-Turn

Julie Lightley | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics
Julie Lightley

It's not very often that I, or in fact anyone gets to say it, but thank goodness for a smidgen of common sense from an MP - namely, deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg. His decision to perform a u-turn on the contentious issue of increasing childcare ratios - which would have been to the absolute detriment of children and the profession - comes as a massive sigh of relief.

A Toddler's Day at Nursery

Julie Lightley | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Lightley

I thought it might be a good time to share one of our team's "Day in the Life of..." blogs. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did, and I hope that it also highlights the positive experience that the right person, with the correct attitude, knowledge, experience and training, can bring to a child's day at nursery.

Parents Able To Compare Nurseries Online

PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents will be able to go online to compare nurseries and childminders in their area from Tuesday. Ofsted's website will contain information on di...

Nursery Closed After Death Of Three Year Old In Playground

PA | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

A nursery remained closed today following the death of a three-year-old girl who became entangled in a piece of equipment in a play area. The girl ...

Is it Ever Okay to Check Your Child Into a Coat Room?

Richard Holt | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Holt

My daughter has settled into nursery alarmingly quickly. When I went to pick her up for the first time she seemed very happy to see me and gave me a gratifyingly forceful hug. But I had seen her before she spotted me and she was clearly having a fantastic time.

Handing Your Child Over to Other People

Richard Holt | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Holt

Taking a year off work to look after my two-year-old daughter was the best decision I have ever made. There is no way I can quantify how brilliant it is to spend all this time with a toddler who glows with joy all day. But six months in, we need to spend some time apart. Happily, the feeling is mutual.

Nursery Worker Had Almost 18000 Images Of Children On Computer

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A nursery worker who sexually assaulted two young boys and was found with almost 18,000 "vile" images of children has been jailed for eight years. ...

Nursery Charges 'Costing More Than Mortgage'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents are resorting to borrowing money from friends and family or turning to their credit card in order to meet extortionate nursery costs, a survey...

Head Teacher Guilty Of 'Humiliating' Nursery School Pupils

PA | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A head teacher who humiliated and manhandled children as young as four was found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct. Eirios Hall, 59, subj...

Nursery Head 'Reduced Children To Tears In Reign Of Terror'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A headteacher has been accused of reducing children to tears in a violent reign of terror at a nursery school. Eirios Hall reportedly even mocked o...