Search Results

Found 38,157 results for .

Search Results

Found 38,157 results for .

The Scottish Care Commission Forum

    News
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2006
* The Scottish Care Commission Forum on 24 June focused on how to better assess, regulate and investigate Scotland's 6,000 registered childminders. The Commission also celebrated its new Regulation of Care Award's first graduation, with 45 Care Commission officers receiving their certificates from the deputy minister for health and community care, Lewis Macdonald.

Fish oil 'better than drugs' for ADHD children

    News
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2006
A daily supplement of omega-3 fish oil can reduce hyperactivity in children more effectively than commonly prescribed drugs, new research suggests. An Australian study measured the effects of eye q, a supplement of omega-3 fish oil and omega-6 evening primrose oil, on 132 children with ADHD. For 15 weeks the children were split, with one group taking eye q and another a placebo. Then, for a further 15 weeks, all took eye q.

Media watch

    News
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2006
The emergence of empathy and basic social skills takes place within the first year of life, according to Swedish research reported in the Daily Telegraph, which said babies as young as one can predict the outcome of another person's actions as well as an adult can. A music therapist from the University of Miami claims that babies much prefer their mother's attempts to hold a tune to recorded music, said the Daily Mail. Singing to a child establishes a bond and they will be comforted by a familiar voice and different tones.

Children today are more responsible than adults would give them credit for

    News
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Children today are more responsible than adults would often give them credit for - that was the message from 4Children's national survey of 600 four- to 16-year-olds. Most opted to save their average Pounds 3.43 pocket money, and nine out of ten said that they ate healthily. They are technologically aware, with 26 per cent of four- to seven-year-olds having their own mobile phone. Most children found it easier to guess the price of an iPod than a pint of milk - they thought the milk costs 2.36.

Footsteps

    News
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2006
A parents' membership scheme called Footsteps has been launched by the Pre-school Learning Alliance, in partnership with Bounty, to coincide with Pre-school Playweek and highlight the importance of parental involvement. Other events of the week from 17-24 June, the pre-school part of National Sure Start Month, have included open days, sponsored toddles and teddy bears' picnics.

Hit and miss

    News
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Parents may resort to smacking as they negotiate the maze of teaching children how to behave. Jenny Mosley and Ross Grogan show how to suggest other routes Q The parents of one of my charges smack him when he is naughty. This is not in an abusive way but, as a childminder, I firmly believe there are better ways to discipline a child. I would like to discuss other techniques with them but am unsure what to suggest.

Ingrebourne Neighbourhood Nursery in Essex

    News
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2006
* Ingrebourne Neighbourhood Nursery in Essex celebrated its second birthday with a party and a fundraising balloon race. The event was attended by the mayor and mayoress of Havering, and the Grand Balloon Race collected 500 for the nursery to spend on new toys.

Music corner

    News
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Active music babies Older babies and toddlers can be encouraged to exercise their bodies in musical activities.

Reader offer

    News
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Keep the inspiration sparked by Father's Day gifts going with the ideas in Things to Make for Dads, a new children's activity book from Usborne Publishing. The photo frames, T-shirts, cards and decorated jars described step-by-step in the book can be adapted for any member of the family, and there are also more than 200 stickers for children to add on to their creations. Professional Nanny has ten copies of the book, price 4.99, to give away free to readers. Just send your name and address on a postcard marked 'Things to Make for Dads' to our address below. The first ten entries out of the box on 27 July will win.

Editor's view

    News
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2006
The early years education and childcare sector is changing fast - and that means that Nursery World has to make sure it is one step ahead in providing all the news and information that you need to help you do your job. This week, you'll find a reader survey included with the magazine, and we'd be really grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill it in. Tell us what your information needs are, how well Nursery World is providing for them, and what you'd like to see more, and less, of each week. Everyone who responds will be entered into our prize draw for the chance to win one of five bundles of great children's books.

Tax credits 'need reform'

    News
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Children's charities called for an overhaul of the tax credit system last week as the Government confirmed that just under two million families were overpaid 1.8bn in the past year. The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) said it was concerned about the number of families forced to hand back money when overpayments are made.

Opportunity knocks

    News
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Mary Evans looks at the roll-out of new money for early years training Early years training is receiving a significant injection of cash following the launch of the 250m Transformation Fund, aimed at increasing the number of graduates in the sector and improving the qualifications of other staff.

Nursery of the Year 2006

    News
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Does your team provide children and their families with a top-quality full daycare service? Make sure you enter Nursery World's Nursery of the Year Award 2006, sponsored by Morton Michel Insurance. This prestigious award, now in its second year, will give the best early years provision the recognition it deserves, along with 5,000 worth of fantastic prizes supplied by Community Playthings.

Current filters


© MA Education 2020. Published by MA Education Limited, St Jude's Church, Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 0PB, a company registered in England and Wales no. 04002826. MA Education is part of the Mark Allen Group. – All Rights Reserved