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Children from the Colourbox Montessori School

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  • Wednesday, October 30, 2002
Children from the Colourbox Montessori School in Exning Road, Newmarket, have raised more than 1,200 for charity by doing a sponsored toddle around the grounds of its nursery. The money is going to Barnardo's and the Romanian Orphanage Appeal. Susie Norman, Colourbox founder, said, 'Within the nursery we are committed to expanding the children's understanding of the wider world and the fact that not all children lead such happy lives. With this in mind our pupils have helped raise an additional 600 for charity by holding fundraising events and working with the Suffolk Shoebox organisation, filling shoeboxes with clothes for children in Romanian orphanages.'

Fun for all in Parents' Week

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  • Wednesday, October 30, 2002
Beach parties, music days and craft sessions were held to celebrate last week's Parents' Week (21-27 October) amid revelations that Posh and Becks are out and parents are in as the role models for most children. At the start of Parents' Week, organised by the National Family and Parenting Institute (NFPI), the sun shone for children from Bridlington South Sure Start in East Yorkshire having fun at their beach hut. Sure Start administrator Leone Pavlidou said, 'We had a lovely day and it was very sunny as we played games, made sandcastles and collected shells on the beach.

The fable of the hare and

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  • Wednesday, October 23, 2002
The fable of the hare and the tortoise is now available on a CD featuring songs and actions from a show based on the story by the Wee Stories Early Years Project, as well as traditional nursery rhymes. It comes with a lyrics booklet and pullout section for carers and practitioners. The CD costs 8.50 and can be purchased through the website www.weestoriestheatre.org.

Newham Childminding Association

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  • Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Members of Newham Childminding Association present Barbara Nasser, community fundraising co-ordinator at Richard House Children's Hospice in Beckton, with a cheque for 275 at their annual fun day, which was opened by Birds of a Feather star Linda Robson (centre left). London's first and only hospice for children relies on donations and grants to provide services for up to 300 terminally-ill children and their families. For details of how to support Richard House, telephone 020 7511 0222.

A likely lad

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  • Wednesday, October 23, 2002
The Conservative Party's policy document 'The Conveyor Belt to Crime' (News, 3 October) provides some interesting food for thought. Can we go back and see what young Jeffrey Archer was like at the age of five, and see if anyone then could tell he was heading for a life of crime?

Unreasonable law

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  • Wednesday, October 23, 2002
There is growing concern among professionals working with families that the current law of 'reasonable chastisement', dating back to 1860, neither protects children nor supports parents. Children, as the smallest and weakest in our society, deserve the same protection from being hit as adults. Most parents do not want to hit and are crying out for help with alternatives, rather than an archaic 'right'

Staff and children

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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Staff and children at the Birrell Collection Nursery at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh keep seeing double, as there are three sets of twins in the nursery and one on the staff. Staff members Sheena and Sandra Simpson are pictured pairing up with Niamh and Patrick Ritchie (far left and far right), Rose and Olivia Hynd (centre), and Francis and Aidan Fraser (front).

Quote of the week

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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2002
'The Government seems to believe that you can fatten a pig just by constantly weighing it' Paul Vallely, on the Government's obsession with testing children, The Independent

Children at play in Glasgow's streets

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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Children at play in Glasgow's streets, playgrounds and parks from the 1950s to the 1980s are captured in images on display at the city's Scotland Street Museum. The Bairns and Backstreets exhibition, drawn from local photographer Eric Watt's extensive socio-historical record of the city, is open until 16 June next year.

College scores a century

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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2002
* The Institute of Education celebrated its 100th birthday last week with the publication of a book of its history. The Institute of Education 1902-2002: A Centenary History, by Professor Richard Aldrich, tells how it was founded as the London Day Training College to provide teachers for the city's elementary schools, then became a college of the University of London and an international postgraduate centre for educational research.

Makaton signing

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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Makaton signing is fun for all the children at Frant Nursery School in Frant, East Sussex, where the group includes two four-year-olds who have severe delays in speech development and mobility. Tracey Howes, chair of the village nursery, has taught the children signing and is now training the parents too. She said it has had an 'enormous' impact on the children - 'and all of it good'. The special needs children will be going on to the local infant school.

Pain as a first resort

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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2002
In common with other groups opposed to the abuse of children, the United Nations has confused judicious smacking with irrational violence (News, 10 October). Pain is a natural warning process and, applied appropriately, is extremely successful. When a child is too young to understand rational argument, usually in their first two or three years of life, smacking is often the only way to discipline them.

CRB and survival

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  • Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Like a lot of providers I am very concerned about the extremely long wait for Disclosure checks. We have now waited some six months for the Criminal Records Bureau to check a part-time employee. Our day nursery has only been open a year and demand is such that we need to employ more staff. But how do we care satisfactorily for the children and in accordance with Government and Ofsted regulations when a Disclosure check is hanging over our heads?

Children's services need to recognise

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  • Wednesday, October 9, 2002
Children's services need to recognise the special circumstances of children affected by HIV, according to a report based on interviews with children in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The three-year study by Children in Scotland and the University of Edinburgh said that children whose parents were HIV positive found it difficult to handle the fact that they had an incurable illness. Those given the information from a young age accepted it more easily. The report and a factsheet are available from Moira Cameron at Children in Scotland on 0131 222 2410.

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