A Mum told how her toddler son was left blind and deaf by an attack of E.coli. Lucy Cox said little Bo, three, has to feed through a tube since he was floored by the bug. He has had 19 operations and needs dialysis treatment four times a week after he caught the infection at…Continue reading "Mum's Agony for Blind Toddler"
A mother whose toddler was sexually abused at a Douglas nursery has spoken for the first time about the family’s ordeal. And the woman, who can’t be named for legal reasons, has revealed how her son was denied access to counselling before his abuser was jailed. She has welcomed proposed changes to the criminal justice…Continue reading "Mum of abused boy says change the law"
Councils are struggling to deliver a flagship policy to provide free nursery care to vulnerable two-year-olds because of a shortage of nursery places, a new survey shows. Under the Scottish Government policy local authorities were expected to offer 600 hours of childcare to two-year-olds from workless households by August this year. However, a survey by…Continue reading "Councils struggling to deliver on flagship nursery care policy"
A nursery has been rated “inadequate” by Ofsted for failing to properly vet staff members. The Beeches Montessori Nursery School in Banstead was visited by an inspector from the education watchdog for the first time earlier this year. In the report inspector Jacqueline Carolan said: “The provider does not carry out the required Disclosure and…Continue reading "'Inadequate' nursery failed to vet its staff"
A group of outraged parents say the decision to strip Pinocchio’s Nursery of its partnership status has been motivated by cynical cost-cutting measures. Two weeks ago, East Dumbartonshire Council opted to withdraw the funding partnership with the Bishopbriggs nursery, sparking anger amongst parents. In a letter to the Herald, they say they are concerned about…Continue reading "Withdrawal of Nursery's Partnership Status Sparks Backlash from Parents"
Councillors have approved the spending of more than £700,000 on providing hundreds of extra free childcare places for eligible families. Most of the funding for the project – which will see an expansion in care available to two-year-olds – comes in the form of a £500,000 Government grant, with the remainder from council funds. The…Continue reading "Free care scheme for eligible two-year-olds expanded"