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Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood is setting out plans for free nursery places for all three-year-olds in Wales as she resumes her party's General Election campaign following a pause after the Manchester bombing. Ms Wood was visiting a nursery in Llanelli to unveil Plaid's three-point plan to tackle child poverty.…
A nursery in Fraserburgh has been told it must make swift improvements to the care provided to children. Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate have served a formal improvement notice on Peek A Boo Nursery after concerns were raised during an unannounced inspection in April 2017. Inspectors were concerned that insufficient…
A local authority has launched an investigation after a child wandered out of a council nursery. The four-year-old boy's mother found him walking in a nearby street as she was on her way to pick him up from Carleton Nursery in Glenrothes, Fife, according to reports. The child managed to…
A former nursery worker has pleaded guilty to raping a child and inciting sexual activity with children. Jamie Chapman pleaded guilty to 22 sexual offences, including raping a teenage boy, at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday. The 28-year-old also pleaded guilty to nine counts of taking, making and distributing indecent…
Tens of thousands of young children attending nurseries could miss out on 30 free hours a week of childcare, industry leaders have said. More than a fifth of nurseries (22%) say they will not be, or are unlikely to take part in the Government scheme, which will see free childcare…
More than 9,000 childcare places are to be created as part of a £50 million boost for early learning. The money will fund capital grants in order to help nurseries, pre-schools and playgroups invest in new buildings and upgrade facilities. A further £5 million is to go to organisations helping…
Parents could face higher fees and extra charges for childcare as a result of Government plans to double the free hours available to pre-school children, it has been suggested. In addition, nurseries and childminders could put restrictions on the days and times when families can access their free entitlement, according…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published the Children’s Services Workforce 2015 report which provides a more detailed breakdown of the workforce in children’s services than was previously available. The services examined in the report are day care of children, residential child care and school care accommodation. In the…
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