Staff at Kids Allowed decided to make 2018 a year of reflection and change, after being inspired by the lead that Cheryl Hadland of the Hadland Care Group has taken with the approach to our oceans and environment. They wanted to begin by “Challenging the nonsense!” in order to cut down on single-use plastics. Here, Jennie Johnson tells QA Nursery about her quest to reduce waste in nurseries...
After the much published topic of glitter use in nurseries, it got me thinking about other practices used in our centres which - in hindsight - are harmful to the environment.
Our editor Victoria Galligan looks at the big changes ahead for tax-free childcare and asks: are some parents going to be left worse off?
Parents have been entitled to a voucher scheme to make savings on childcare since 1989. But many parents are missing out for two reasons – because they don’t know they are entitled to them and because the scheme is about to change.