Monthly Archives: October 2010
I really felt for Yellow Dot Nursery after reading the story this week (‘Noisy’ setting facing 10ft wall threat) about the setting facing complaints from neighbours about noise levels. It’s clear the nursery wants to please everyone and maintain a good relationship with the community while allowing children to benefit from outdoor play but are up against a brick wall. Read More
By closing a college nursery, at a time when many people face job losses, it seems rather ironic that East Durham College – a community college that on its website advertises courses to help people back into work – will be responsible for making 18 nursery staff redundant and leaving working parents with no childcare little option but to quit their jobs – just in time for Christmas. Read More
Talking to parents about talking to their babies can be problematic, it seems. In order to encourage parents to spend time looking, touching, holding, talking and essentially being with their babies, professional advice needs to be given in the right way otherwise it risks alienating parents. Read More
The rain was pounding down when I followed in the footsteps of many politicians and visited the Bromley-by-Bow Centre (BBBC). The grey, cold East End of London is not where I’d choose to spend a Friday afternoon.
But the BBBC is the antithesis of the weather and the area. It’s an attractive building surrounded by a grassy park dotted with sculptures. The staff are equally warm and welcoming, even the GPs are known by their first names. Read More