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E-cigarettes in the home - safety advice for parents/carers

Date Published: 09/01/2017
Please access the link below to see the factsheet written by the ROSPA with the Child Accident Prevention Trust and London Fire Brigade:

Grapes - choking hazard alert

Date Published: 09/01/2017
Doctors have issued a stark warning that young children can choke to death on whole grapes, describing three cases of children who needed emergency treatment: A five-year-old boy choked while eating grapes at an after-school club. Despite first aid, the grape could not be dislodged…

Latest IRIS magazine

Date Published: 09/01/2017
Please click below to download the .pdf file of the latest IRIS Magazine:  As always please feel free to distribute and share the magazine with any parents and/or professionals who you feel might find it useful or informative.  I would like to remind you…

Early Years Investment Fund Survey

Date Published: 20/12/2016
We are currently doing some research on the Government’s new 30 hour early years provision and the funding being put in place to support it.We would be grateful for your views by completing the link to the survey below. We are one of the shortlisted…

Sepsis awareness campaign

Date Published: 20/12/2016
The Department of Health has launched a sepsis awareness campaign.   The campaign is principally aimed at parents and carers of young children aged 0 to 4 and is intended to help parents spot the symptoms of sepsis to protect young children and save lives.  …

Awards for Young Musicians Opens For 2017 Applications

Date Published: 15/12/2016
The Awards for Young Musicians scheme distributes financial support to the UK's most talented young musicians in the greatest financial need and has opened to applications for 2017. Established in 1988, the Awards for Young Musicians (a registered charity) annually distribute financial support to the…

Childminders more upbeat than nurseries over funding

Date Published: 15/12/2016
Despite some early years providers and sector organisations remaining concerned following the Department for Education’s publication of the new Early Years National Funding Formula, there are indications that childminders may be feeling more upbeat. Childminder Sally McGeown Research carried out by PACEY, shared exclusively with…

Toothbrushing programme found to improve children's oral health

Date Published: 15/12/2016
A toothbrushing programme in early years settings has made children less reluctant to clean their teeth. Fairfield Nursery in Stockton-on-Tees was one of the settings that ran the programme Piloted in 68 nurseries and with 20 childminders from April, the Smiles4Children programme explored the best ways…

Allegations of historical child abuse in Nottinghamshire

Date Published: 08/12/2016
Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire Police are looking into allegations of child abuse in Nottinghamshire children's homes going back to the 1950s. Children's homes should be a place of safety, and harm of any kind is a dreadful and damaging abuse of…

Free toolkit and training - Supporting Providers for the introduction of 30 hours

Date Published: 01/12/2016
The Family and Childcare Trust has developed a free toolkit to support mixed model partnership approaches to delivering the extended free entitlement for three and four year olds. The interactive toolkit is designed to help childcare providers set up or join a partnership, maximise the benefits of working…

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