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Plan to lower nursery staff-to-child ratio in England angers parents and providers

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Plans to ease childcare staffing ratios in nurseries in England have drawn an angry response from providers and parents who say their concerns have been ignored. The government has announced it is launching a consulta...

Nursery trainer complains of racist abuse after Tory MP calls work ‘brainless’

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An early years trainer has said she received a torrent of racist emails after a Conservative politician described her work as “brainless nonsense” and called for her to be “defunded”. Liz Pemberton, who runs an anti-r...

‘A nursery of the Commons’: how the Oxford Union created today’s ruling political class

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When I arrived at Oxford in 1988 to study history and German, it was still a very British and quite amateurish university, shot through with sexual harassment, dilettantism and sherry. Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and ...

London NHS mental health trust in row over staff nursery closure

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The NHS’s biggest mental health trust has been accused of undermining its own workforce’s wellbeing by shutting its staff nursery, despite it being a “lifeline” for them. Dozens of doctors, nurses and other staff at t...

‘We’re heading for a crisis’: UK parents face rising fees as nursery costs soar

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Parents already feeling the squeeze from higher food and energy bills could soon be facing higher childcare costs as nurseries struggle to stay open amid their own surging energy bills and higher staff costs. Research...

Nursery hit by shelling after Russian-backed separatists open fire in east Ukraine – video

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Fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine rose after Russian-backed separatists opened fire across the line of control with Ukrainian forces, hitting a nursery school and injuring three people.According to the Organisati...

Scottish minister’s complaint against nursery upheld by inspectors

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Inspectors have upheld a complaint by the Scottish health secretary, Humza Yousaf, after a nursery allegedly refused to offer his daughter a place. The Care Inspectorate said Little Scholars nursery in Broughty Ferry,...

Scottish minister’s wife pursues legal action against Dundee nursery

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Court action is proceeding against a Dundee nursery over claims it discriminated against the wife and daughter of the Scottish government’s health secretary. Humza Yousaf, who is Muslim, and his wife, Nadia El-Nakla, ...

Humza Yousaf launches legal action against Dundee nursery ‘discrimination’

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The Scottish government’s health secretary and his wife have initiated legal proceedings against a nursery near Dundee which they claim discriminated against their two-year-old daughter. Humza Yousaf, one of Scotland’...

SNP’s Humza Yousaf claims nursery discriminated against daughter

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One of Scotland’s most senior Muslim politicians has lodged a complaint against a nursery over suspicions it discriminated against his two-year-old daughter. Humza Yousaf, the Scottish health secretary, alleges a pres...

Website I ordered nursery furniture from has fairytale reviews

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I am pregnant with my first child and ordered nursery furniture from mrhousey.co.uk. I was sent an invoice for £449.10, offering a discount if I paid by bank transfer. I’ve heard nothing since. When I call I always ge...

Devon nursery worker found guilty of sexually assaulting children

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A teenage nursery worker has been found guilty of sexually assaulting young children he was employed to look after. Jayden McCarthy, now aged 18 but 16 at the time of the alleged offences in the summer of 2019, assaul...

Teenage nursery worker on trial in Exeter for sexual assault of children

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A teenage nursery worker sexually assaulted eight young children he was employed to look after, a jury has heard. Jayden McCarthy allegedly assaulted seven girls and one boy between the ages of two and four over a two...

England’s nursery schools driven towards extinction, says survey

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England’s remaining state nursery schools are being driven towards extinction by budget pressures and uncertainty over future government funding, according to a survey of the sector’s financial position. A third of th...