23 Sep 2013,
Does sustainability equate with the More Affordable Childcare report published in the summer? Read our lead feature and find out what nursery managers and owners think about the Government’s wide-ranging proposals, and how the sector is coming up with its own solutions to meet business challenges.
The Children and Families bill is now entering its final stages in Parliament and includes important proposals which nursery managers need to understand. Read our Q&A guide which highlights all of the key points.
Town and country life have their respective advantages as our feature comparing both locations reveals. We find out what the priorities are for nurseries who are determined to be successful in an urban or rural setting, and find out how their contrasting environments are maximized for children.
As content for the new Early Years Educator qualification is currently being designed, and the first cohorts of Early Years Teachers begin their training, we ask what these developments could mean for future staffing, skills and recruitment.
Meanwhile our case studies suggest that business confidence is increasing. New start-up Mulberry Bush Nursery in Southampton has ambitions to eventually grow to four settings while Bright Horizons’ substantial investment in a new nursery in Wimbledon makes it one of the biggest providers in the SW19 area.