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Following major legislative changes in Wales over the last five years, the Care Council for Wales (CCW) have announced they have updated three Early years and Childcare resources to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose. Recruiting Well, Inducting Well and Supervising/ Appraising Well - See more at: http://www.ccwales.org.uk/news/2016/07/26/early-years-and-childcare-exciting-new-developments/#sthash.TGIG9xOp.dpuf Employers are now being…
A nursery nurse has been struck off for calling a toddler a "terrorist" and a "bomber". Nikki Alexander lost her job at Busy Bees nursery in Edinburgh for a catalogue of racist and physical abuse, and swearing at children all under the age of two. The Scottish Social Services Council…
New research from Loughborough University published today reveals that childcare costs are leaving working couples £2,600 a year short of a decent living standard. This year’s analysis of the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) for the UK highlights the impact the prohibitive cost of childcare has on parents’ ability to make…
New Cabinet Minister Andrea Leadsom has been branded "ignorant" after saying it would be sensible not to employ a man to look after children in case they are a paedophile. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said the remarks were so "stupid" that Prime Minister Theresa May should fire her. Mrs…
Healthcare professionals from around the world wanting to develop their career can benefit from two short courses launched by University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL). The courses titled ‘Child and Adolescent Mental Health’ and ‘Social Pedagogy: Providing Children and Young People with Nurturing Care and Education’ will be launched on…
Plans to offer pre-schoolers 30 free hours of childcare a week may be in jeopardy if not enough childminders and nurseries are willing to offer places, MPs have warned. Under a Government initiative due to be introduced next year, the current entitlement of three and four-year-olds to 15 hours of…
A shake-up of adoption rules has been unveiled to try and move more children more quickly from the care system into family life. The Children And Social Work Bill, unveiled in the Queen's Speech, is aimed at reducing delays in placing children with new adoptive parents. The new law is…
The Open University are to host a free seminar on Friday 3rd June looking at the latest research on men who care for children. 'Father figures: Research and practice with men who care for children' will take place at the Open University Walton Hall Campus in Milton Keynes and places…