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Single parents in Fife and Aberdeenshire will get access to high quality, affordable childcare

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  • Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Single parents in Fife and Aberdeenshire will get access to high quality, affordable childcare in an attempt to reintroduce them into the workforce. The 1m pilot project, funded by The Department of Work and Pensions, aims to establish whether lack of childcare prevents lone parents from returning to work. Local authorities will work with Jobcentre Plus to identify parents who could benefit from the scheme. They will be informed of childcare provision in the area and receive help to find affordable and flexible childcare. The pilot schemes, which are part of a UK-wide initiative, will run until March 2006.

National Family and Parenting Institute

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  • Wednesday, July 28, 2004
A guide outlining key areas of the law and how it affects parents and their families has been published by the National Family and Parenting Institute. Is It Legal? - a parents' guide to the law, contains information about recent changes in the law, such as the Anti-Social Behaviour Act, which looks at the laws governing the rights of parents to smack their children.

PLA welcomes inspection rethink

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  • Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Plans to restructure the Ofsted inspection service over the next three years have been welcomed by the Pre-School Learning Alliance (PLA). The Improving Ofsted programme, designed to deliver savings of 20 per cent in its annual budget by 2008, will involve reorganising the service around three major regions - Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester. Administrative support for inspections will also be merged regionally. Michael Freeston, the PLA's director of training and quality assurance, supported 'Ofsted's intention to make the inspection process clearer for nurseries'. He added, 'The proposed integration of services within Ofsted will make it easier for pre-schools to engage positively with inspection processes.'

Playful memories

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  • Wednesday, July 28, 2004
The Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) play department is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion the department is hosting a celebration in October and would like to invite any former play specialists to attend and share their memories of working at GOSH. The department had a stately beginning back in 1974, when the Queen visited the hospital to officially open the play area and met patients and staff.

National measure for child progress

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Families of deaf babies and children will be able to tell how well their child's development is progressing, with the announcement last week of a new tool to measure their progress against nationally recommended developmental standards. The move is funded through the expansion of the Early Support Pilot Programme, a 13m four-year Government initiative launched in 2002 to support families with disabled children aged under three.

Skills council will start in autumn

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
The new Sector Skills Council for all those working in early years and children's social care will start to take on some of the duties previously undertaken by the Early Years NTO from as early as this autumn. Speaking at the tenth annual general meeting last week of the Council for Awards in Children's Care and Education (CACHE), chief executive Richard Dorrance confirmed that the Early Years NTO will be wound up as of 31 March 2005 and replaced by the Sector Skills Council for Social Care, Children and Young People.

In brief...

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
A national alliance to tackle bullying in schools has been launched by the Department for Education and Skills. Anti-bullying experts starting work at the beginning of term in September will be based in every region of the country to provide practical help, advice and support to schools, parents and local education authorities. Teacher resources to tackle behaviour and attendance issues can be found at www.teachernet.gov.uk/tacklingbullying.

When no means no

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Hot and bothered, or sticking with a cold shoulder? Jennie Lindon looks at how to handle tantrums and stubbornness It does not matter how experienced you are as a nanny. At certain times you will have to deal with children who have gone beyond saying 'No' and whose behaviour is shouting it for them. All children will go over the top at some time, even those who are mostly peaceable and open to compromise.

Variety of life

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Explore the wide biodiversity in your outdoor area, says Claire Warden Create an outdoor area that will sustain a wide variety of plants and animals and use the area to extend children's experiences of the natural world.

Information please

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Annette Priest at Oxfordshire Children's Information Service - who says she nannied for many years - writes to point out that another good source for finding local facilities, activities and meeting points for childcarers is the Children's Information Service that every county operates. To locate your nearest CIS phone 0800 096 0296 or log on to www.childcarelink.gov.uk.

Help children to make a choice

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
I applaud and encourage any early years setting which fosters individual children's independence and autonomy ('All by myself', 17 June). Maria Montessori first saw the need to observe children and build on their interests and skills in 1907 when she opened the first Children's House in Rome. Since then, children in Montessori schools all over the world have been following her essential principle of 'help me to do it myself'.

Hot housing for fun

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Learning through play is blossoming at Kew Gardens in London's newest interactive playground. 'Climbers and Creepers', designed for children from three to nine, has just opened and will keep them coming back for more long after summer is over. Children can get eaten by a giant Venus Fly Trap and climb inside a huge fragrant flower to pollinate it like a bee, after crawling through the prickly bramble patch and resisting the inedible green berries. Children are admitted free at Kew with a paying adult.

All my own work

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Norland College gave second-year students a chance to show off the creative work they have done over the past two years and celebrate the end of their course before they apply for their first nanny jobs. The special display day on 17 June was held in the Assembly Rooms in Bath in the company of the Mayor of Bath. Along with their coursework, students displayed the 'quillos' (a combined quilt and pillow), fancy dress costumes, masks, party projects, wooden toys, baby's mobiles and an educational resource they made themselves.

Pupils miss school to care for family

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Children in Scotland as young as five are missing school to care for relatives with disabilities or problems ranging from mental illness to alcoholism and drug abuse.

Mary Paterson Nursery School in London

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  • Wednesday, July 14, 2004
(Photograph) - Tactile, colourful mosaics designed by children at Mary Paterson Nursery School in London now adorn the outside of their building. Artists Miriam Gold and Imogen Ward from the October Gallery, funded by the Westminster EAZ - Creativity in the Curriculum Project, helped the children with five circular murals depicting nature scenes. Photo Alex Macnaughton

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