Archive by category Children and Families

NSPCC teams up with Nottingham mental health service to support children and young people

NSPCC teams up with Nottingham mental health service to support children and young people

The NSPCC’s Nottingham Childline service has teamed up with the city council’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in a pioneering new project to help support children and young people with mental health issues. Childline counsellors will provide extra support to young people aged between 11 and 18 after their support work with CAMHS […]

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Festival to excite Nottingham’s curiosity

Festival to excite Nottingham’s curiosity

Writing poetry with code, gazing at stars and taking part in Chemistry experiments are just some of the activities you an expect from this year’s Festival of Science and Curiosity. Returning for a fourth year, the festival will be running 14-21 February. It aims to provide opportunities for the people of Nottingham to express their […]

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Three primary school expansions will create 480 school places by 2020

Three primary school expansions will create 480 school places by 2020

Three Nottingham City schools will expand by the end of 2019, creating 480 school places and 26 nursery places. The three schools are: Westbury Special School in Bilborough, which will have 60 additional primary and secondary places by August 2018, following investment of £4.75m Glade Hill Primary School in Bestwood, which will have 210 additional […]

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Pupils’ improvements in reading and writing through phonics put Nottingham in top ten

Pupils’ improvements in reading and writing through phonics put Nottingham in top ten

Local pupils have placed Nottingham in the top ten most improved areas in the country for learning how to read and write through phonics. Their achievement – which has seen Nottingham City move up 32 places in the national league tables in just two years – has prompted a letter from Minister of State for […]

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Parents reminded about Safer Sleep for babies this Christmas

Parents reminded about Safer Sleep for babies this Christmas

Public health experts at Nottingham City Council are warning parents to remember the importance of safe sleeping for babies ahead of the Christmas season. Babies need lots of sleep during their first few months and it’s important to ensure that they’re sleeping safely at all times – either overnight or daytime naps. Since 1st April […]

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1,000+ Nottingham pupils to perform in Christmas in the City concerts

1,000+ Nottingham pupils to perform in Christmas in the City concerts

Nottingham Music Service, a registered charity providing life-changing music programmes in the city, is hosting two Christmas in the City concerts from Nottingham city pupils. The charity now has more than 8,000 young people learning to play instruments in the city compared to just 650 in 2002. The first concert will be at the Albert […]

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Make next Christmas extra special for a child in care

Make next Christmas extra special for a child in care

Nottingham City Council is encouraging potential foster carers to come forward so that children and teenagers waiting for a foster home can experience next Christmas in a loving family home. Nottingham City Council cares for over 600 children who can’t live with their parents – many of these children are in temporary accommodation and don’t […]

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‘Woman of the Year’ award for Alison!

‘Woman of the Year’ award for Alison!

A Nottingham City Council corporate director has been honoured in an annual awards ceremony celebrating women in business. Alison Michalska, who has responsibility for Children and Adults at the authority, scooped the Women In Public Service category of the Nottingham Post Women In Business Awards 2017. The awards have been held for the past five […]

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