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Specialist in PE at all Scotland primaries

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  • Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Every primary school in Scotland is to have a specialist PE teacher to tackle obesity and encourage children to adopt healthier and more active lifestyles, the Scottish Executive said last week. Education minister Peter Peacock also said that he would be looking into how PE could be introduced to pre-school children.

Access all areas for child poverty battle

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  • Wednesday, June 23, 2004
If the Welsh Assembly is to meet its objective of eradicating child poverty in Wales within a generation, it should develop a strategy that targets support for the most vulnerable children within a framework of universal service provision. That was the main message from a report by the Child Poverty Task Group which has been published for consultation and is expected to inform the Assembly's anti-poverty strategy, which is due to be published in September.

Lydia's story

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  • Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Nursery World has teamed up with the Meningitis Trust to raise awareness of life-threatening meningitis. In the first of four articles, Jane Edmonds talks to a mother whose daughter contracted the disease 'On Saturday 8 January 2000 my little girl Lydia, who was just two and a half, contracted meningococcal septicaemia, one of the most dangerous forms of meningitis,' says Val Stephenson.

Make room for an extra pair of hands

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  • Wednesday, June 23, 2004
I am writing in response to the feature 'By appointment' (29 April), which proposed that the secret of retaining good early years staff and preventing a high staff turnover could be training. I would like to suggest another reason for a high staff turnover, particularly in the private sector of full day care. In my experience as a day nursery owner and manager, I have found it incredible that senior management seems to fail to understand the value of an extra member of staff with regard to staff:child ratios. Too many nursery owners appear to see the Ofsted guidelines for staff:child ratios as a maximum and use it as a guide to employ as few staff as possible, whereas these guidelines should be seen as a bare minimum number of staff.

From a distance

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  • Wednesday, June 16, 2004
There are now a number of distance-learning courses that have been specially designed for early years professionals or those wanting to work in the childcare sector. ICEYE

Children at Wonder Years Day Nursery in Foleshill

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  • Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Children at Wonder Years Day Nursery in Foleshill, Coventry, are the lucky recipients of a Community Playthings home corner set, thanks to manager Charlotte Jones entering the competition in Nursery World (6 May). The solid maple set, worth 800, includes a cooker, sink, counter, microwave, Welsh cupboard, mirror and drawer unit.

Glasgow strike ends on bitter note

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  • Wednesday, June 9, 2004
The long-running nursery nurses strike in Glasgow ended bitterly last week, with strikers accusing the council of 'bullying them back to work'. Glasgow's nursery nurses voted by 542 to 98 last Thursday to accept the pay offer of 9.83 per hour with a lump-sum payment of 2,500. But they claimed that prior to the ballot they were threatened with the sack if they did not cease industrial action.

Cuiken House in Penicuik, Midlothian

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  • Wednesday, June 9, 2004
A support centre for primary school children in need of extra support opened last month at Cuiken House in Penicuik, Midlothian. Jointly funded by Midlothian Council and Children 1st, the working name for the charity the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the centre's aim is to help get children back into mainstream education. Kathleen Donald, principal teacher at the centre, said the pupils who attended were often 'emotionally fragile'. She added, 'Part of our role is to work with other professionals to support them and their families to alleviate problems. We aim to build up their resilience so that they can return to school to reach their full potential and enjoy socialising with others.'

Crumbling foundations

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  • Wednesday, June 9, 2004
There are more than one million children in the UK living in poor housing. Annette Rawstrone looks at the consequences of this on their health and behaviour

Switch on to ICT

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  • Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Computer Kids director April Jones on the Postman Pat website Postman Pat

Don't leave dads outside

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  • Wednesday, June 9, 2004
By Tim Kahn, family learning development officer at the Pre-school Learning Alliance The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) announced recently that it was taking action to promote the involvement of more men in childcare. For many years, Government targets to attract more men into childcare have been unsuccessful - they still only make up one per cent of the early years workforce. The pay and status of this work is certainly a deterrent in attracting men into the field and, without changes to these, we at the Pre-school Learning Alliance do not see the figures changing.

Six-year-old Lydia Stephenson met Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London

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  • Wednesday, June 2, 2004
(Photograph) - Six-year-old Lydia Stephenson met Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, last week to launch the children's book When Monty had meningitis. It will be given free by the Meningitis Trust to families affected by the disease. Lydia, from Dursley, Gloucestershire, lost fingers and a thumb and suffered severe scarring as a result of meningitis when she was two. The Countess is backing the Trust's Support for Life Appeal. Photo: Meningitis Trust

Local pay deals

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  • Wednesday, June 2, 2004
I am a nursery nurse in Scotland and I think that all nursery nurses should be on the same national salary. Unison should not have allowed any local deals to take place, for then we would all be receiving the same rate of pay. After all, we all do the same job whatever area we work in. We all have had the same training and received the same qualification.

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