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Male nursery nurses are being sought to take part in a TV documentary

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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Male nursery nurses are being sought to take part in a TV documentary about men who work in a predominantly female profession. Female nursery workers are also invited to talk about their views on men working in childcare. Contact Jezz Wright at Town House TV Productions on 01603 305 007 or e-mail jezz.wright@townhousetv.com.

At a loss

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  • Wednesday, January 11, 2006
The departure of the first Foundation Stage director could hardly have come at a worse time, early years practitioners and leaders agree. Mary Evans sounds out their feelings The early years sector has reacted to the resignation of Lesley Staggs from her prestigious post as national director of the Foundation Stage with shock, sorrow and anxiety about the future.

A home from Home Office at city nursery

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  • Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Just Learning, the UK's third largest nursery chain, is fitting out a new 400,000 nursery next to the Home Office in Westminster. Home Office staff will be entitled to priority booking at the 70-place nursery and a 10 per cent reduction in fees. Remaining places will be offered to the general public.

To the point...

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  • Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Our weekly columnist Beatrix Campbell says childcarers could learn from the child protection training offered to doctors Doctors sometimes drive childcare professionals crazy. They've got such power, and sometimes seem so reluctant to use it. In the olden days that might have been because while everyone else was going on child protection courses, they didn't.

Meeting the challenge

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  • Wednesday, January 11, 2006
A guide to the new NVQs in Children's Care, Learning and Development Maureen Little, chief external verifier at CACHE, takes a look at the wide range of people who are involved in the assessment process

Story corner

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  • Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Imaginative story books that will prompt new thinking in the youngest readers' minds are reviewed by Alison Boyle Ask Me

Four years or five?

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  • Wednesday, January 11, 2006
I'm always devastated when our four-year-olds leave our homely nursery, with child-friendly chairs, tables and toilets and fantastic outdoor play facilities, to be put into uniform and sent to 'big school'. Most schools have large class sizes with a qualified teacher and maybe one or two teaching assistants, but it is not the same as the nursery ratios.

Including allergies

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  • Wednesday, January 11, 2006
I cried as I read 'A food limit too far' (Letters, 22 December) because it was condescending and unsympathetic to the plight of children with food allergies. I am a nursery practitioner and the mother of a child with a life-threatening egg allergy. In my world, the simplest things must be scrutinised to keep my child safe. I'm glad that my child's pre-school had more sympathy towards the problems of allergies and coped better than Marcella Cunningham's nursery.

People and places. A monthly round-up

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  • Wednesday, January 4, 2006
* Rosemary Archer has been named the first director of children's services at Leeds City Council. Ms Archer, currently the council's head of social services, will champion the needs of children, families and carers. She will take up the new post on 1 March.

Nurseries share a 'living partnership'

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  • Wednesday, January 4, 2006
By Nicole Weinstein Children and staff at a York nursery are learning about the Japanese way of life, following a visit by the nursery manager to the Far Eastern country. Sue Maughan Brown from Acorn Nursery School in York, one of a chain of six Kaleidoscope nurseries in Yorkshire, visited Doshisha Kindergarten School in Kyoto, south of Tokyo.

A town's generation tracked by doctors

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  • Wednesday, January 4, 2006
The lives of more than 10,000 babies born in Bradford over the next three years will be tracked by medical researchers in one of the world's biggest longitudinal studies of child health. The Born in Bradford study will piece together a picture of each child's genes, diet, lifestyle, schooling, home neighbourhood and upbringing.

The Learning Tree

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  • Wednesday, January 4, 2006
* Sarah and Steve Garside from Blackpool are opening their second nursery, located at Whitehill's Business Park in Flyde. The Learning Tree will provide nursery and after-school care for more than 100 children up to the age of eight, and offer dance and music classes and an early introduction to foreign languages. The couple already operate Mary Poppins Nursery in Cleveleys.

All washed out

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  • Wednesday, January 4, 2006
A common developmental hazard can be avoided by changing a child's diet, says Jackie Cosh British children have been found to be among the most iron-deficient in Europe. A ten-year study in Bradford noting children's iron levels at routine developmental checks found that up to one-third of babies aged seven months were anaemic. Another study found that more than half of inner-city pre-school children were anaemic, almost as high a rate as in some developing countries.

Councils learn of Sure Start allocations

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  • Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Sure Start budgets were revealed last week in the local authority children's services funding for 2006 to 2008. Sure Start local programme funding has been rolled into the General Sure Start Grant (GSSG) from 2006/2007, which will also include funding for workforce transformation during this period.

For your shelf

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  • Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Some food for thought in your professional career Beyond Listening: Children's perspectives on early childhood services Edited by Alison Clark, Anne Trine Kjorholt and Peter Moss (Policy Press, 1 86134 612 3, 17.99, 0117 331 4054) Reviewed by Marian Whitehead, language and early years consultant

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