If you currently work in a nursery then you may soon be looking at changes to your working hours. A new report entitled Listening to Families was published yesterday by the Daycare Trust, and recommends that nurseries should open at weekends and in the evenings to suit parents whose jobs don't follow the traditional 9-5 working day. The DfES initially funded the research, and appears to have accepted its findings. At present the report doesn't appear to be available online, but I'll be a posting a link when it finally appears so watch this space!
Another story making the headlines today regards the increasing prevalence of obesity becoming a factor in child protection cases. For more information on this subject try looking at this previous post from February.