The costs of childcare costs have risen dramatically in the last seven years by an increase of more than 50% whilst wages have only seen an increase of 13%. Areas worse hit by the increase are the North of England and Wales that have seen an increase of more than 100%.  Parents in the […]
  New research carried out by the Trussel Trust has found that half of children receiving food banks are aged 5-11 and rely on this to get by, revealing how close to crisis families actually are. Operating over 420 food banks nationally, the trust has revealed that 67, 500 emergency food supplies were given to […]
  Our chosen charity for #CharityTuesday is WellChild.  With Prince Harry as their patron and backed by a number of celebrity ambassadors such as Duncan Bannatyne, Karen Brady CBE, Mark foster and many more this is a charity definitely worth noticing. Originally called ‘kidney’, the charity was set up by an individual in 1977 to […]
Nursery workers based near Grenfell Tower have described how children have started play acting the fire after being traumatised by the disaster that took place on June 14. The scale of psychological trauma of children who were directly and indirectly affected by the tragedy of Grenfell Tower has been described by the local Children and […]
With 26 out of 70 Childcare centres in Birmingham set for closure, Lakeside childcare centre based in Erdington, Birmingham, will be heading to 10 Downing Street ready with a petition signed by parents and staff to urge the government to allow the centre to stay open after the threat of closure. The center is situated […]
There are mixed feelings of anticipation and anxiousness amongst nursery providers as we approach the launch date of the 30 hours free childcare scheme with the issue of funding being the top concern among nursery providers.  Research carried out by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has found that some nurseries are closing ahead of […]

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