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Nursery in parent partnership first

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  • Friday, June 22, 2012
Stockport College-owned nursery Oliver Owls has become the first private day nursery in England to receive the Leading Parent Partnership Accreditation Award (LPPA).

To the point - Prevention not cure

David Cameron's recent turn to domestic policy with his 'Can Parent' classes is to be welcomed. Repositioning parenting classes as support for all, rather than a penalty for 'poor parents' is a good first step to encourage uptake. The next will be to ensure the service reaches the vulnerable, as well as the proactive.

To the point: Today not tomorrow

A children's author serving on an official commission on childcare noticed that many subcommittees were busily making recommendations around a central problem: 'It was generally agreed that the country was full of the wrong sort of people. There were strong opinions about what constituted a desirable citizenry and what should be done to children to procure one for the future.'

Campaign to stop childminder deregulation

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  • Thursday, May 3, 2012
In just under a week, 2,000 childminders have signed up to the National Childminding Association's campaign to keep childminders regulated and inspected as individuals under the EYFS.

'Earning less is better than not getting the business'

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  • Friday, March 2, 2012
Nursery World's facebook page was inundated with comments last week, as childcare providers debated the issue of increased financial pressure on parents' incomes, versus raising fees to cope with the rise in provider costs.

Take twos...using home-to-nursery learning bags

In line with the Tickell review recommendations, provision for two-year-olds will need to place strong emphasis on involving parents in their children's development. James Hempsall outlines the practical steps one nursery is taking to achieve this.

Childcare fees struggling to match costs

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  • Friday, March 2, 2012
Nurseries and childminders have been sharing their experiences following last week's publication of the Daycare Trust's annual childcare costs survey, which revealed the growing gap between parents' wages and childcare fees.

Management round table: implementing a smoking ban

Manager's dilemma:'I would very much like to ban smoking from my nursery but as quite a large percentage of our staff are smokers I am not sure where to start. I understand that it is legal to request that no-one smokes on the premises but I am worried about enforcing this, and the ill-will it might cause.'

Enormous shortfall in two-year-old places predicted

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  • Monday, December 12, 2011
Some of the largest nursery groups in the country are concerned that a shortfall in the number of nursery places for disadvantaged two-year-olds could hamper Government plans to expand free nursery education, Nursery World has learned.

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