ChildCarer e-Newsletter from Morton Michel

January 2015 Articles

Nurseries and childminders expected to report young children at risk of becoming terrorists
Nursery staff and childminders will be expected to report pre-school children at risk of becoming terrorists and challenge any extremist ideas they may have, under new counter-terrorism measures proposed by the Government

Information Commissioner's Office warns nurseries to check security of webcams
Nurseries are being warned to check the security of their webcams, in the wake of an incident where a Russian website streamed live footage from thousands of insecure webcams across the world

Childcare minister pledges to hold national review into first aid training in nurseries
The childcare minister has promised to hold a new national review into whether paediatric first aid training should be mandatory for all nursery practitioners.

London bound - Childcare Expo
This March, Olympia in London will be attracting childcare, nursery and early years' professionals as Childcare Expo returns on the 6 & 7 of the month

Child abuse investigation into Wiltshire nursery is dropped
Police have dropped a five month investigation into child sex abuse at a nursery in Wiltshire

Don't sell toys by gender urges the Equalities Minister
Jo Swinson, Equalities Minister, has written to toy manufacturers and retailers asking them not to market toys as gender-specific

New childcare support system will lead to 335,000 families missing out on financial help
An estimated 335,000 families could miss out on the vital financial help they need to pay for childcare and stay in work, because of the complexity of the new childcare support system, according to new research

Parents urged to vaccinate toddlers against flu
The Chief Medical Officer is advising all parents to get their toddlers vaccinated against flu to protect them from severe illness

Early years trainers and consultants get their own online directory
Two early years experts have launched a new organisation called NEYTCO to give early years trainers and consultants a voice and an online member directory specifically for them

Early Education charity selects new patrons to campaign for quality education
Early Education, a charity which campaigns for the right of all children to education of the highest quality, has appointed eight new honorary patrons who will be known as vice presidents

Montessori early years students graduate
A total of 130 early years students received their awards from Lesley Joffick, founder of the London Montessori Centre at Montessori Centre International's 2014 Graduation Ceremony and MEAB School Accreditation Awards

Parents 'struggling to keep heads and careers above water' due to huge childcare costs
School teacher, Alexander Bithell, is entering the nursery sector by purchasing Peek-a-Boo nursery in Torquay

Scottish Government to offer free childcare for disadvantaged two-year-olds
The Scottish Government is offering 16 hours a week of free childcare for disadvantaged children in Scotland this year

And Finally....
The toy manufacturer Hasbro, which produces Play-Doh, has promised to replace a phallic shaped tool which is part of a baking playset, after parents took to social media in droves over Christmas, criticising it as 'inappropriate'

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