Nursery

Scotland's Children's Bill Paves Way for Childcare Transformation

Aileen Campbell | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Aileen Campbell

Last month Scotland took a big step towards a shared ambition to make our country among the best in the world to grow up. The Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill is a landmark piece of legislation to deliver greater support for children and families through a range of measures, including improvements to how we help our most vulnerable young people in care.

We Need a More Child-Friendly Society

June O'Sullivan MBE | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK
June O'Sullivan MBE

We need to have a conversation about what child-friendly means. It involves understanding the adult's role in guiding the child's behaviour, as well as accepting our responsibility to share the task of rearing children. It also means modelling good behaviour ourselves.

The London Men in Childcare Network Wants Parity Among Early Years Professionals

June O'Sullivan MBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
June O'Sullivan MBE

In the midst of the Jimmy Savile child abuse scandal last year, a group of early years professionals in London formed the London Men in Childcare Netw...

Remarkable Journey Of Lone Two-Year-Old

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

A two-year-old girl managed to walk almost half a mile home from her nursery after escaping through a fire exit, it has been reported. Louise Hilto...

Let Them Play

Julie Lightley | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Lightley

What many of us who work with young children fear is that this model may lead us to children as young as two being rushed on to tasks they are not developmentally ready for, such as colours, numbers and reading. We need to remember what's at the heart of this issue - and that's the well-being and happiness of our children.

Parliament's Nursery Should Be A Pub, Says MP

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics

A Labour MP has called for the nursery in the House of Commons to be closed - and said it was better when it was a pub. Roger Godsiff has tabled a ...

Disengaged Young People Need More Than Training to Succeed - They Need Self-Belief

Lady Diana Whitmore | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Politics
Lady Diana Whitmore

The latest figures on youth unemployment from the Office for National Statistics - which show the unemployment rate for 16 to 24-year-olds is now more than double that of the wider population, with one in five young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) - paint an extremely worrying picture for today's young people, and those who work with them.

French Court Ruling Reignites 'Laicite' Vs Headscarf Debate

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

France's distinctive take on secularism is once again making headlines. A sacred virtue of the ‎Republic, it is unquestionable within the hexagon where political careers are built on its defence. ‎But a recent case is causing controversy.

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.

Development - It's Not Just Child's Play

Linda Gibson | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Linda Gibson

Whilst nurseries are required to work within set guidelines, it is crucial not to underestimate the huge responsibility it is to look after someone's child. Not only is it imperative that the children feel safe, secure and happy, but that their parents see their time with us as a positive.

Baby Dies At Nursery After Choking On Food

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

A nine-month-old girl has died after reportedly choking on food at a nursery. The youngster was taken to hospital from Ramillies Hall School in Che...

The One With Nursery

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK
Georgy Jamieson

I've been concerned lately that I don't do enough with the boy. You know, activity wise. When I was on maternity leave life was a whir of swimming le...

Don't Rely On Ofsted, Advises Childcare Checklist

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A checklist for parents choosing childcare for their children has warned not to rely on Ofsted when identifying childcare quality. The guidelines f...

Father Makes iPad App To Help Daughter With Brain Tumour Learn To Write

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A girl suffering from a brain tumour has inspired her father to create a new education app which he hopes will help millions of children to learn to w...