Welcome to the August 2015 issue of ChildCarer, the monthly e-newsletter compiled by childcare and early years research analyst Sue Learner.
Samantha, Jerry and Nick Beere
Low pay could trigger exodus from childcare profession
Possible shortage in the childcare workforce once the economy begins to improve, according to a new report.
Ofsted's annual report finds early years settings are better than ever
Early years settings are better than ever with 85 per cent of them judged good or outstanding...
Makaton, First Aid, Language & Communication and More
Ricoh Arena in Coventry will once again be fizzing with ideas as early years professionals join together for two days to find out the latest innovations in the sector.
Free childcare for disadvantaged two-year-olds putting poor children on a parity with more well-off
Free early years education for disadvantaged two-year-olds helps close gap between children from low-income families and their more well-off peers
Parents face a lack of childcare over the summer
UK parents face a challenging summer attempting to find childcare as the number of available places across the country drops significantly.
Early intervention funding has been cut by 55 per cent
Early intervention funding helps children before their problems spiral out of control has been cut by 55 per cent...
Bright Horizons expands further by acquiring Active Learning nursery group
Bright Horizons Family Solutions brings Active Learning, which has nine nurseries in the south of England.
Busy Bees rolls out innovative language and communication programme across its nurseries
Busy Bees is boosting communication outcomes for its pre-school aged children by launching 'Nurturing Babble to Chatter and Beyond'...
Toad Hall Nursery Group first in UK to be approved by Children's Food Trust
Toad Hall Nursery Group becomes first in the UK to be commended by the Children's Food Trust for healthy food and snacks.
Co-operative Childcare apprentices to receive literacy and numeracy lessons
Co-operative Childcare invests in training scheme to help Early Years Educator Apprentices to achieve at least a grade 'C' in their Maths and English GCSE.
Leading nursery provider receives Gold health and safety award
Bright Horizons Family Solutions receives Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the fourth consecutive year.
Norland College forced to expand due to rise in people wanting to be nannies
Norland College forced to expand due to rise in people wanting to be nannies.
United Nations calls on the UK to ban smacking
The United Nations has called on the UK to ban parents from smacking their children.
Childminder aged 79 who has been looking after children since 1985 praised by Durham County Council as being 'remarkable'.