09 August 2018

1. Start Up Grants available for new Childminders.

Newly registered childminders in England could be eligible for funding from DfE to help them set up their businesses and offer 30 hours free childcare. Under the Childcare Business Grant Scheme £300 is available for new childminders registered wi ...

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05 June 2018

2. Farm Diversification

We opened our Day Nursery in October 1997 and since then we have never looked back! The Nursery is situated in the village of Haxey near Doncaster, we were inspired to open the nursery as we had three young sons (triplets) and as working parents we kne ...

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11 June 2016

3. Setting Up A Day Nursery

~~If you are thinking of setting up a day nursery then contact me for help, advice and all the valuable paperwork required to run a day nursery. www.settingupadaynursery.co.uk
Also join the NDN ...

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09 June 2016

4. Outstanding

~~We were highly delighted to get OUTSTANDING in March 2016. The inspector said "The children's progress is outstanding. The manager and her leadership team have extremely high expectations and staff share the managers passion and vision" ...

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26 May 2015

5. Increased Funding for 3-5yr Olds

If the  proposal below goes ahead, as a private provider you may decide to limit the number of totally  free nursery places that  you offer. If the children are purely funded they will  access a lim ...

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23 May 2015

6. Will David Cameron increase the 3-5yr Free Nursery Funding to 30 hours?

At present all 3 year olds are entitled to 15 hours free nursery care, the term after they are three. The Prime Minister proposes to increase the funded hours from 15 a week to 30 hours. All good for parents but potentially could cause problems for pri ...

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23 June 2014

7. Shortage of Nursery Places.

The government has given 15 hours a week free funding to the 20% disadvantaged two year olds in England and Wales. In September 2014 this figure could increase to 40% which equates to about 260,000 places. Some areas are short of 2 year old places ...

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17 January 2014

8. Retaining Political Independence in Childcare

The Family and Childcare Trust has been warned by the Charity Commission to maintain its political independence after a complaint that it was using social media to undertake party political activity.

Rob Wilson, the Conservat ...

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17 January 2014

9. Childcare boost proposal rejected by MSPs

A Labour bid for a legal commitment to give 600 hours of childcare to the most vulnerable two-year-olds was voted down by the SNP.

The move came as the parliament's education committee debated draft government legislation to better suppor ...

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