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Tax-Free Childcare

Press release  Tax-Free Childcare is a new government scheme to help parents with the cost of...

6 tips to grow your business for free

Growing any business presents a challenge. However, having limited resources and finances to grow...

Managing the roll-out of the 30-hour offer

Acorns Nursery is a 50 place setting based in the grounds of Oaklands College, St Albans. The...

5 finance reports in Abacus that will help your setting

Our Customer Service Team picked their top reports in our nursery software which they believe are...

How much do apprentices get paid?

Before deciding whether or not to do an apprenticeship, one of the first things people want to...

3 tips to help maximise your setting’s financial resources

The sector is currently under huge financial pressure, having to face issues such as annual...

5 top tips to save money on your staffing costs

Regardless of the size of your business, staff are typically your most expensive asset. After...

5 ways Abacus can help your setting save money

With the sector as a whole facing huge financial pressure at the moment, childcare settings need...

How will the new apprenticeship reforms affect the way you train staff?

As part of a national drive to train 3 million new apprentices by 2020, the way the Government...

What settings should know about the Tax-Free Childcare scheme

The Tax-Free Childcare scheme will be launched from early 2017 and will offer working families 20%...

What are the benefits of reducing your supplier base?

Nowadays, both for domestic and business services, we’re told to “shop around” to get the best...

Health & Wellbeing

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

According to one cancer charity, 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every day...

FASD Awareness Day

 FASD stands for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder and is an umbrella term used to describe a group...

Supporting apprentices with peer-on-peer abuse issues

The issue of safeguarding is fundamental to everything we do in education, whether for our early...

Talking to children about war

Recent events have reminded me of times from my own childhood. Growing up during the cold war, I...

Road Safety Week

This is a vision of the world from Brake, the national charity who promote road safety, campaign...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It’s hard to imagine but in this day and age, there are still two women each week who are killed...

The National Veg Pledge

This year we have included some articles on the benefits of gardening with children, growing for...

Malnutrition Awareness Week and the need for better nutrition

When we think about malnutrition, what comes to mind often are images from news reports of...

Migraine Awareness Week

At some point in our lives, we have all had a headache, and know how painful and debilitating they...

National Fitness Day

Six months ago, the state of the nation’s fitness industry was looking good. The 2019 State of the...

Raising awareness of sepsis

When a child (or indeed adult) has an infection, the body’s immune system automatically kicks into...

Marketing & Online

Five ‘Sure Fire’ Ways To Increase Traffic To Your Site

There are many ways to boost traffic to your website but here, we look at five specific points to...

National blog posting month

November is National Blog Posting Month – and to celebrate this, we are giving you our top tips on...

7 ways to market your new nursery on a small budget

Once you have committed to the idea of opening a day nursery, marketing your setting to parents in...

5 must-do tips to improve your childcare website

Having a website in today’s technological age is a necessity for driving new parents through your...

Get your childcare business social media ready for 2018

As the year draws to a close, now’s the time to give your social media accounts an overhaul to...

Why fresh content can help your website rank higher on Google

Every update you make to your website affects the way search engines interact with and rank your...

10 sure-fire ways to increase enquiries from your website

“Just Google it” is a phrase we hear time and time again when looking for information or the...

What is SEO and why do we need it?

In this article we will look at answering what is SEO and how it works, along with why SEO is...

Why Facebook is the perfect tool to increase your occupancy

In terms of its reach, there’s no doubt that Facebook is one of the social media giants – with...

4 surprising reasons you should enter awards

The NDNA Awards ceremony took place last month and we’re delighted that our very own guest blogger...

5 simple checks to make sure your branding is on track

Your brand is the image of your service that your customers connect with, by recognising your...

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