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2 nd April 2018
After a three-hour Commons debate, the Government has announced it is postponing the scrapping of the popular Childcare Vouchers Scheme, for at least six months. The timing for ending the voucher scheme on 5 April 2018 came under fire due to administrative problems surrounding the replacement scheme and the launch of the 30 hours ‘free childcare’...
8 th March 2018
Even from birth, girls and boys are treated differently, so it is unsurprising children as young as four can have defined ideas about what jobs are suitable for men and women, and whether ‘being smart’ is determined by gender. Baby girls are often dressed in pink with boys in blue. Studies show baby boys are bounced in the air more, with...
6 th February 2018
Child development expert Robert Winston says child-initiated playtime is undervalued and wants Ofsted to reject the ‘flawed’ findings of its own report, which recommends four-year-olds be pushed harder to improve their writing, reading and maths. In the letter, sent to Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman and the new Education Secretary Damian...
15 th January 2018
The Treasury Select Committee, which is chaired by former education secretary Nicky Morgan, has launched a new inquiry into how childcare can affect the economy. The committee of cross-party MPs will consider the overall set of Government initiatives that aim to make childcare affordable (Tax-Free Childcare, childcare vouchers and 30 hours’ free...
7 th December 2017
Universal Credit, which is replacing six existing benefits and merging them into one, will be used to determine which disadvantaged two-year-olds are eligible for ‘free’ childcare. The controversial welfare reform has been criticised for long delays in payments, during the switchover, which is pushing people into debt. Under The new eligibility...
21 st November 2017
You can be assured that your child receives well balanced and nutritious meals at our Cheshire Day Nursery.  All meals are freshly prepared on site and we support the 5 a day eating regime.  As we have a trained cook on site we can cater for all dietary and religious meal requirements too.  If you would like to discuss your child's dietary needs,...
30 th October 2017
‘Baby talk’ may sound silly to adults, but researchers have now found that it plays an important role in language learning and highlighting the structure of language. Researchers from Princeton University in the US have found that mothers change their ‘vocal timbre’ when talking to their baby and in doing so, they help their baby’s ability to pick...
30 th September 2017
Our OFSTED approved Liverpool Day Nursery does offer the 30 hours of free childcare.  If you would like to find out if you qualify, please contact one of our Day Nursery staff here. The Government launches its 30 hours ‘free’ childcare scheme, childcare practitioners are warning they will be forced to charge parents to top up the Government’s...
5 th September 2017
In the widening controversy over the failure of a HMRC website designed to administer the new ‘30 hours’ scheme, HMRC chief executive Jon Thompson has issued an apology, explaining £45,000 compensation had already been paid to parents for time wasted. The confession to Ms Morgan, the new Treasury Select Committee chair, came at a time when it was...
10 th August 2017
Parents are worried their children will miss out on a 30-hour ‘free’ nursery place this September because families keep hitting brick walls when it comes to applying for it as a result of IT glitches on a government website. The HMRC’s Childcare Service website has been plagued by technical difficulties and for parents trying to navigate it they...

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