Search Results

Found 38,148 results for .

Search Results

Found 38,148 results for .

Nursery activities

    News
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2004
This project recognises that: * settings should be constantly resourced and organised in such a way as to offer learning opportunities across all areas of the Foundation Stage curriculum

How to defend the value of an NNEB

    News
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2004
I became an NNEB-qualified nursery nurse in 1982. However, recently my employers became concerned that my qualifications were no longer valid, and said that as a result I would not be able to continue in my post as deputy supervisor of a pre-school. However, I found the letter by Richard Dorrance, chief executive of the Council for Awards in Children's Care and Education (Letters, 11 March) to be very useful regarding this situation. I contacted Mr Dorrance directly to explain and he could not have been more helpful.

Glasgow strike ends on bitter note

    News
  • 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'.

Editor's view

    News
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2004
It is an indication of just how quickly things are moving in the world of nursery groups that no sooner had we published our latest Top 20 league table in the new Nursery Chains magazine (3 June) than it was all change as Nord Anglia added Jigsaw to its recent list of purchases. The acquisition takes Nord Anglia to the top of the league table, and comes on top of the recent deal to buy Leapfrog. Jigsaw has struggled with financial losses in recent years, as well as the tragedy of the death of five-month-old Thomas Egan when in the care of one of its nurseries. The next few years will see some tough challenges for the private nursery groups, and more such consolidation is likely. We have printed the updated Top 20 league table in this week's News (see page 4), although there will no doubt be further shifts before the next Nursery Chains in November. Next week's Special Report will provide further analysis of the Nord Anglia moves and their significance for the nursery sector.

Project outline

    News
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2004
This project recognises that: * settings should be constantly resourced and organised in such a way as to offer learning opportunities across all areas of the Foundation Stage curriculum

SATs squashes soul out of teaching

    News
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Having gained a degree in Early Childhood Studies and spent time in Sweden observing their educational system, I undertook a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). I have been a Reception teacher for the past three years and although I am confident and highly principled, I still find the top down pressure from SATs frustrating and soul destroying. The PGCE was a total contradiction of my degree. It was more concerned with 'what and when' to teach as opposed to how children learn and creating an effective learning environment.

Unfair criticism

    News
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2004
I just want to say that we teachers don't deserve the resentment of school support staff. We know that they should get paid more for the work that they do, but this is not our fault. I work more than double the hours that my colleague, a nursery nurse, does, both at home and after the nursery session. If our salaries were compared by the hourly rate, I am sure I would probably be earning less than she does.

Children afraid to play outdoors

    News
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2004
The Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Charles Clarke, last month said that the Government had 'not quite got it right' on the issue of outdoor play. Speaking at the launch of a new report, A Child's Place: why environment matters to children, Mr Clarke acknowledged that the report raises a 'whole string of issues which are complicated and difficult', in relation to children's relationship with their environment.

Council blamed in row on grants

    News
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2004
A local authority that refused to let a private daycare provider administer the nursery education grant on the grounds that it wanted three- and four-year-olds to take up surplus places in the maintained sector has been condemned by the Government. Knowsley Council on Merseyside told Lorraine Moorcroft that the Hunts Cross facility she opened in Halewood last year would not qualify for the nursery education grant. She already operates the grant at another nursery in Knowsley and one at Huyton in Liverpool.

Child psychologist Jennie Lindon

    News
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2004
New free leaflets from Early Education will help carers of under-fives understand child development and play an active part in children's learning. Written by child psychologist Jennie Lindon, the leaflets - Babies: Learning starts from the first day, Toddlers and very early learning, Helping children with their behaviour, and Questions and answers - are ideal to share at nurseries, playgroups and other settings. For copies send an SAE to Early Education, 136 Cavell Street, London E1 2JA (tel: 020 7539 5400). The leaflets are also available on the website www.early-education.org.uk.

Portable building inspired by Reggio

    News
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2004
The community ethos of Reggio Emilia has inspired a new children's centre building. Portakabin, manufacturer of relocatable and modular buildings, has designed its Lilliput children's centre to take less than half the time of a traditional building to construct and to adapt to the needs of individual children's centres.

Glasgow children can enjoy free weekend cinema screenings at the Glasgow Film Theatre and the IMAX cinema

    News
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Glasgow children can enjoy free weekend cinema screenings at the Glasgow Film Theatre and the IMAX cinema at the Glasgow Science Centre from 5 June. The offer, part of a 25,000 initiative funded by Glasgow Council, is open to all Glasgow Kidz cardholders. An accompanying adult can also get in free. All children aged five to 11 who live or study in the city can apply for the card. For details see the website www.kidzcard.org.uk The competition in October invited Nux zx zx zx

School on trail of nature education

    News
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Afour-year project to restore a primary school's nature trail has resulted in an innovative environmental education pack used by other settings. The education pack, 'St Ronan's Primary School Nature Trail: Resources', designed to support the five-to-14 environmental studies curriculum, has five sections on plants, mini- beasts, materials, conservation, and people and places, with activities for the classroom and outdoors, as well as a CD-Rom.

Health promotion

    News
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Teachers in Scotland can access information and resources about health and well-being at school through a website set up by the Scottish Executive's Scottish Health Promoting Schools Unit. The Unit's role is to aim for the target for all Scotland's schools to be health promoting by 2007. This involves the development of a whole-school approach to promoting the physical, social, spiritual, mental and emotional well-being of all pupils and staff. For information see the website www. healthpromotingschools.co.uk.

School transition is 'abrupt'

    News
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Disquiet among teachers and early years practitioners over the transition between the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 has been noted in two reports for the Government. The Foundation Stage Profile was also criticised by Ofsted, whose chief inspector David Bell called it 'bureaucratic and time-consuming', and said it 'does not fit the bill'.

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