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'Doctor, my child has an awful cough, you have to help'
The Equality Act became law in October 2010, replacing previous legislation (such as the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995). To comply and ensure fairness and consistency, nurseries need to have in place an equal opportunities policy, says Jacqui Mann, managing director of HR4Nurseries (www.hr4nurseries.co.uk)
Meal times at nursery can be stressful, thanks to some adults' attitudes to food or poor planning. Penny Tassoni looks at ways to happy eating.
'Doctor, my child has a rash! He's well in himself, but I have no idea what it is. Should I keep him away from nursery?'
Snack time is more than just getting fed quickly and moving on to the next part of the daily routine, say Nicola Bushell and Hayley Cannell, joint managers of Oakey Dokeys Pre-school in Great Oakley, Essex.
'Doctor, something is going around the nursery, and half the children are vomiting!'