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Moorgate Nursery School

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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2003
(Photograph) - Three- and four-year-old children at Moorgate Nursery School in Ormskirk, Lancashire, came face to face with a Papua New Guinea stick insect when touring 'bug man' Roger Swailes visited the setting for a lesson on minibeasts. The school's head, Jan Holmes, said, 'Parents have noticed a big change in the way the children view insects since we began our topic on minibeasts. Children have held snails and now stick insects, without feeling any terror.'

New nanny register campaign

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  • Wednesday, July 16, 2003
A national working group of nanny agencies and nanny representatives is set to lobby the Government to introduce a register of nannies. The working group, whose 20 members include the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the National Children's Bureau, the Daycare Trust, the Chiltern College, the NSPCC and Nannytax, and agencies including Tinies Childcare and Nannies Abroad, was brought together by the Professional Association of Nursery Nurses (PANN).

'Start younger' on sex education

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  • Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Sex education should begin early at primary school, a report by an independent advisory group on teenage pregnancy has recommended. In its second annual report, published last week, the Independent Advisory Group said it was 'disappointed' that primary schools had not followed the lead of secondary schools and endorsed Sex and Relationships Education, 'particularly considering evidence of earlier pubertal changes'.

Nursery activities

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  • Wednesday, July 9, 2003
April Jones, director of Computer Kids, surfs for pictures Part of the excitement of going on holiday is the idea of somewhere new and different. But what does our holiday destination look like? Are the beaches sandy, or are there any famous landmarks? This activity gives children a peek at their upcoming destinations. You will need internet access.

Get the message

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  • Tuesday, July 8, 2003
Questions for practitioners to consider about how they support communication are suggested by Anne O'Connor

Provision rises and spreads

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  • Thursday, July 3, 2003
One in five children aged under eight now have access to a registered childcare place, according to Ofsted - but increased provision has also led to falling occupancy levels in day nurseries and fears for their future sustainability.

Play on

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  • Thursday, July 3, 2003

In Croatia, formal education isn't a legal requirement until a child is seven. Anne O'Connor visits one Croatian nursery to see how learning through play is integral to good practice

A pain in the neck

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  • Thursday, July 3, 2003

One of the most common ailments among pre-school children, and its symptoms and treatment, are examined by doctors at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital

Nursery nurse members of Unison in West Yorkshire

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  • Wednesday, July 2, 2003
Nursery nurse members of Unison in West Yorkshire have settled a long-running pay dispute with the local authority, which puts them among the highest-paid nursery nurses in the north of England. Members of the Kirklees branch voted to accept the council's offer on 23 June, following nine days of strikes in April and May. The new pay structure brings nursery nurses closer in line with classroom assistants, who can earn up to 15,000 a year, following an agreement with the council in November last year. Meanwhile more than 100 nursery nurse members of Unison in the London borough of Tower Hamlets have been out on strike since 13 June over the LEA's decision to change their 52-week contracts to 'term-time only'.

Road safety

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  • Wednesday, July 2, 2003
All out-of-school clubs that are registered with the Scottish Out-of-school Care Network are to receive a new pack to teach children road safety. It includes resources such as board games and suggests physical activities to help get the road safety message across. Clubs and playschemes can also obtain the pack from the Scottish Road Safety Campaign, either from the website on www.srsc.org.uk or on 0131 472 9200. The pack was launched by minister for transport Nicol Stephen to coincide with Child Safety Week, which started on June 23. He said, 'Education is a key part of improving road safety. This new pack proves that children can have fun while learning its fundamental messages.'

National Childcare Week

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  • Wednesday, June 25, 2003
(Photograph) - Lauren Spence, aged four, gives her dad, Paul, a hug after winning the under-fives section of the National Childcare Week children's art competition for her picture of her male hero, singer Gareth Gates. Lauren, from First Class Nursery in Edinburgh, won a game and a Pounds 50 voucher, and her childcarer, Khatoon Shafi, won a 75 gift voucher. The entries in the competition, organised by Nursery World, the Daycare Trust and Bright Horizons Family Solutions, are on display until the end of June at London's IMAX cinema.

Scotland's first internet nursery

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  • Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Scotland's first internet nursery has gained the Investors in People award for its commitment to staff training and development. Technotots Nursery in Dundee installed webcams last year to allow parents to watch their children 'live' online. It completed requirements for the national quality standard in only six months, ahead of the average length of assessment time of 18 months. Nursery manager Angela McGoldrick said, 'Investors in People is an excellent way of raising standards within individual organisations. Promoting and sharing of best practice in a comparable, open and honest communication forum across the industry could have a similar effect in raising standards, and thus the status of the industry.'

Healthy eating is on the menu at Teddies Nurseries

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  • Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Healthy eating is on the menu at Teddies Nurseries, BUPA's UK childcare business. It has joined forces with the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) to create the Healthy Nursery Menu Awards to recognise good food standards at Teddies' 36 nurseries, which care for about 2,000 children. Among the BNF's ten criteria for a good weekly menu for children are that dishes should vary so they are more likely to receive a range of nutrients; meals should include a good source of iron, for example, red meat; a source of vitamin C, such as orange juice, should be served with vegetarian meals to improve iron absorption; a calcium source such as fromage frais, yoghurt or cheese should be served daily for healthy bones and teeth; fresh fruit or a fruit-based dessert should be offered daily; and vegetables should be served every day. Ten Teddies Nurseries have won gold awards for satisfying at least eight of the standards, while others received silver and bronze awards. The chain said it plans to use the BNF recommendations to bring all its nurseries up to the gold standard.

All change

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  • Wednesday, June 25, 2003
The birth of a new baby in the family calls for adjustments by the children, parents and nanny, says Jennie Lindon As a nanny you may be part of a family throughout the time that a new baby is expected, and then arrives to change the shape of this family for everyone. Or you may be involved at different stages of the transition time, as the mother takes leave from work. How you will tune into the needs of the parents, the other children and the new baby depends on whether you are with the family from the outset or you join at some point in the process.

Growing Schools Garden

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  • Wednesday, June 18, 2003
(Photograph) - Children got a whiff of the outdoor classroom at the opening of the newly relocated Growing Schools Garden at London's Greenwich Environmental Curriculum Centre. The opening on 11 June launched National School Grounds Week, run by the charity Learning Through Landscapes. Schools minister Stephen Twigg came along to praise the garden for offering 'a uniquely rich and rewarding outdoor learning experience', and said, 'It is vital that we engage young people through a creative and stimulating curriculum.'

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