In 2010 the Pre-School Leaning Alliance seemed to be under a very real threat from the financial squeeze – with a poll of its members revealing that one in ten would be forced to close if the free entitlement continued to lose them money. However, in this, its 50th anniversary year – and despite the ongoing economic climate – it is good to see the mood is positive. Read More
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Oh the irony – I was writing a feature on marketing (We’re here! Nursery World, 20 January) while trying to track down details of a nursery local to my home.
Despite being only a short walk from where I live it’s tucked away from the main road and I’ve only recently stumbled upon it. Of course, as I’m sat at my computer all day, I Googled the nursery’s name. I found its Ofsted report and also a short business listing but no website. The report was outstanding so why are they not shouting about themselves and telling local parents how wonderful they are? Read More
‘If the nursery is going to let dd have such a big nap so late then they should babysit her so I can have a glass of wine in peace!’…’It pisses me off to have to pay someone to look after a sleeping child’…’My daughter is still going to bed later than normal and I don’t have a life.’ Read More
Finding the story behind a load of numbers and statistics can be tricky, especially if you are one of the many who don’t feel they have a facility for figures. And you begin to realise that a mathematics degree could come in handy to interpret the latest Ofsted Registered Childcare Providers and Places figures for the quarter to 30 September 2010 (see our news story).
Intriguing to read that hotel heiress Paris Hilton would love to be a nursery school teacher because she ‘loves kids’. I’m sure she’d be great, and most of her skills could be put to use to fulfil the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage!
There would be some fabulous role play sessions with Paris’s extensive wardrobe, along with some lovely creative activities making perfumes and putting in hair extensions.