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Full of surprises

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  • Wednesday, August 7, 2002
Use a popular children's story to explore the delights of all kinds of fruit with these activity ideas from Sue Sheppy Adult-led activities.

TV and radio

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  • Wednesday, August 7, 2002
9 August. 'Rule the School' . (BBC 1, 5 to 5.25pm) In this edition of the series where six children attempt to educate their elders in the finer points of teenage subculture, Laura gives a lesson in text messaging, while two men struggle to learn a Jennifer Lopez dance routine.

Some staff excused from CRB checks

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  • Tuesday, August 6, 2002
Nursery staff in England who have had police checks within the past three years do not need to apply to Ofsted for a Disclosure check by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) when starting a new job at another day nursery, according to guidance published by Ofsted last week.

PECS: Fair exchange

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  • Sunday, August 4, 2002

Children who have communication difficulties are learning to express their needs with a deceptively simple, progressive system of picture cards. Mary Evans reports

Local government workers pay claim

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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2002
The three unions representing local government workers -Unison, TGWU and GMB - said last week they were 'bitterly disappointed' at the failure of talks with local government employers under the auspices of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. In a joint statement the unions accused the employers of having 'behaved disgracefully' because reports that they would consider a minimum salary of 5 an hour for all staff 'proved to be spin not substance'. Unison is seeking a 1,750 or a 6 per cent pay rise for 1.3 million local government workers, including nursery nurses. But the employers made a final offer of 3 per cent, which was rejected by Unison.

Three-hundred Sheffield Kitemark balloons launched

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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2002
(Photograph) - Three-hundred Sheffield Kitemark balloons were launched from Cathedral Square in the city to mark the 300 early years settings and play providers who have signed up to the Sheffield Quality Kitemark. The Sheffield Kitemark has been taken up by 15 other EYDCPs throughout the UK.

Think again

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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2002
Cross-community playgroups andnurseries are helping to change attitudes in Northern Ireland. James Tweed reports Research published earlier this summer by the Community Relations Council in Belfast has found that, by the age of three, Catholic children in Northern Ireland are twice as likely as their Protestant counterparts to say that they don't like the police.

Networks

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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2002
The great advantage of being a childminder - being able to work from home - can also become the greatest drawback, as people can easily feel isolated. For many, childminding networks are the answer, not just to help ease any feelings of isolation but also to access training, and ongoing development of good practice.

Make the grade

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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2002
Ofsted inspections are not as daunting as you might think. June O'Sullivan reports The arrival of Ofsted as the new inspection body for childminders has proved such a daunting prospect that some have chosen to leave the profession rather than face inspection.

More information

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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2002
* Ofsted helpline, 0845 601 4771. * NCMA (tel: 020 8461 6100) has various publications on aspects of childminding.

Page turners

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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2002
Putting the fun into cleaning, the story of a Somalian boy refugee, the ordinary lives of fairies and an inspiring girl mouse...reviewed by Alison Boyle Clean up! written by Julia Lawson with photographs by Peter Millard. (Evans Brothers, 6.99)

Courses and conferences

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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2002
7 August. Playday 2002 Thousands of children across the UK will take part in the biggest celebration of play in the UK. This year's theme is 'Take a Chance on Play'

New role for early years minister

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  • Wednesday, July 24, 2002
Catherine Ashton, the minister responsible for early years in England, has been appointed minister for Sure Start, early years and childcare. Prime minister Tony Blair made the announcement last week, the day after chancellorof the exchequer Gordon Brown's Comprehensive Spending Review.

Fiona Ironside (left) and Harriet Hendry at a storytelling and dance workshop

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  • Wednesday, July 24, 2002
(Photograph) - Fiona Ironside (left) and Harriet Hendry at a storytelling and dance workshop held in Holburn Central Church in Aberdeen. The event was part of Buzz!!, an innovative arts programme developed by the city council and backed by 100,000 over three years from the New Opportunities Fund (NOF). The programme has linked with the Edinburgh-based Scottish Storytelling Centre which has a team of storytellers performing in community libraries. Photo Kate Sutherland

Problems with obtaining childcare this summer

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  • Wednesday, July 17, 2002
The Kids' Club Network has warned that parents are likely to face problems getting childcare this summer, as most out-of-school clubs are fully booked. Chief executive Anne Longfield said, 'Every summer our information line is inundated with calls from parents desperate to find safe, affordable and reliable childcare in their area and this year is no different. The Government's national childcare strategy has got out-of-school childcare off to a flying start. However, it has become a victim of its own success. Demand has risen far more quickly than out-of-school clubs have been created.' The KCN is calling for an out-of-school club at every primary school, bringing the UK total to 20,000.

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