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 […]
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 […]
Britain’s First Care Home Nursery, a nursery and a home for the elderly are to be located on the same site, in a move intended to bring both generations together socially.   “We are the UK’s first nursery co-located within an elderly care home. We are a brand new community nursery and social enterprise, and the second branch in […]
What is 30 hours free childcare? What is 30 hours free childcare? Many working parents of 3 and 4 year old’s will be eligible to apply for the 30 hours free childcare scheme due to launch in September 2017.  The government has already run successful pilot schemes in nurseries across 12 different regions in England. […]

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