DfE releases funding for trainees

12th February 2021

Childminders and group early years settings who meet the criteria detailed in the link below can apply for £1000 funding towards the cost of offering a 6 month to 1 year traineeship to a young person aged 19-24 who already has a level 3 qualification and needs support to find the right job role. … read more

Update from DfE Early Years Stakeholder meeting

10th February 2021

Today, attended a Department for Education Early Years Stakeholder meeting to discuss current early years issues. … read more

Get some help at home with a Home School Helper - a nanny and tutor all rolled into one

27th January 2021

The solution to home-learning and working from home The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that schools in England will not reopen until at least 8th March 2021. … read more

Informing Ofsted about a serious childcare incident

27th January 2021

From 28th January 2021, all Ofsted registered childcare providers - including childminders, nannies, nurseries and other daycare must use Ofsted's online notification form to notify them about significant events. The form is easy to use and more efficient than sending an email. … read more

Open letter to Boris Johnson: Priority COVID-19 vaccinations for early years workers

8th January 2021

2nd February 2021 - Update on our open letter to the Prime Minister … read more

More say ‘no’ than ‘yes’ to Covid vaccines

8th December 2020

• Scepticism from parents as 43% would decline to vaccinate themselves … read more

Phased return to Ofsted inspections

4th December 2020

Posted on behalf of Ofsted … read more

Lucky mother of IVF baby wins a newborn nanny in Valentine’s baby competition after giving birth exactly 9 months after Valentine's Day

30th November 2020

Back in early February 2020, we launched an initiative to offer a free newborn nanny to any member of our parenting community who could prove that their child was born on the 20th November 2020, exactly 9 months (40 weeks) after Valentine’s Day. … read more

Rebuilding Children's Confidence during Covid-19

5th November 2020

By Ashley Costin for News … read more

Some of the things we have achieved so far during the Covid-19 pandemic

27th October 2020 are committed to supporting all childcare providers and parents through this pandemic and beyond We thought it might be useful to look at a quick round-up of what we have achieved so far: … read more