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Higher costs of regulation and the new Childminders Agencies seeking profits will lead to already hard pressed parents and childminders meeting additional costs says childminders body. The Independent Childminders trade association (ICM), representing 600 self-employed childminders in England and Wales, is warning that the new regulatory regime for child-minding now…
A nursery in Renfrewshire has been told it must make improvements after the quality of care and support it provided to children was graded unsatisfactory by inspectors.It follows an unannounced inspection at Weans World nursery in Johnstone in September.An earlier inspection highlighted six requirements for improvement but when inspectors returned…
A new report published today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) exposes the worrying shortcomings in childcare provision in Scotland. In particular, it says that many clients find that provision is either too expensive or simply doesn’t exist in a way that works for them. Among the report’s findings: The average…
An Edinburgh nursery has been closed and a police investigation launched following the death of a baby girl who had stopped breathing. The Careshare nursery in Port Hamilton was closed down to allow an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy. It is understood the 13-month-old child was rushed to…
A nursery in Aviemore has been told it must make improvements after the quality of care and support it provided to children was graded ‘weak’ by inspectors. The Care Inspectorate carried out a high intensity, unannounced inspection of Rosebuds Daycare in the town in September and graded the service weak…
Families could face higher childcare bills if a major gap in funding for free places continues, campaigners are warning. The Government's scheme to offer free care for young children is in "crisis", it is suggested, as the money available does not cover the cost of providing good quality places. As…
A nursery in Cumbernauld has been praised by inspectors after scoring top marks across the board in two consecutive inspections. Step-by-Step nursery was graded excellent across all quality themes for the second inspection in a row following an unannounced visit. The nursery is registered to provide a day-care service for…
A children’s nursery in Paisley has been served with a formal improvement notice by Scotland’s social care regulator, the Care Inspectorate. The notice, served on Angels Day Nursery, warns that unless significant progress is made in addressing concerns raised by inspectors, the service could face having its registration cancelled. It…
A nursery in Perth has been praised by inspectors after scoring top marks across the board in two consecutive inspections. Paint Pots nursery in the city was graded excellent across all quality themes for the second inspection in a row following an unannounced visit. The nursery is registered to provide…
A South East Wales nursery has been forced to close while an investigation is carried out by social services into “serious issues of non-compliance”. The Stay and Play Nursery Ltd in Aberdare, which is understood to care for 34 children, has had its registration suspended. A spokesman from the Care…
A nursery in Calne, Wiltshire is at the centre of a police investigation following the arrest of a woman over the weekend. The 37-year-old is believed to work at the Little Angels Nursery but police are refusing to comment on the nature of the investigation. Ofsted, who rated the nursery…
Dyfed-Powys Police are investigating an alleged assault on a child by a member of staff at a nursery in Carmarthenshire. Officers have confirmed they are investigating at Cylch Meithrin Cefneithin a Gorslas in the Gwendraeth Valley. The preschool was closed suddenly around eight weeks ago, leaving more than 40 children…
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