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Parents name nursery group among nation’s best

Children 1st Day Nurseries, which has branches at St Peter and St Paul in Hady Hill, Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Clowne, has been named one of the UK’s top ten most recommended nursery groups by peer-review site www.daynurseries.co.uk.

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Bad parking is the number one annoyance at the school gates for parents in the Midlands.

POLL: Bad parking, smoking or dog mess - What's your pet hate at the school gates?

Bad parking and people smoking outside the school gates are among the biggest annoyances for parents in the Midlands, a survey has revealed.
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Chesterfield childcare provider ‘to close down’ - giving parents THREE DAYS notice

A Chesterfield nursery and childcare provider has closed down - leaving parents only three days to make alternative arrangements.

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Common sense needed on holidays during term time

Common sense needed on holidays during term time

As a secondary school pupil I remember sinking down in my chair as my dad challenged my French teacher at parents’ evening about the educational benefit of a school trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Opinion
The county council has issued a statement in response to a court ruling yesterday.

Derbyshire County Council does 'not condone parents taking children on term-time holidays'

Derbyshire County Council has said it does 'not condone parents taking their children on term-time holidays'.

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Fines for taking children out of school for holidays are once again in the news.

POLL: Should fines for taking children on holiday during term-time be reconsidered?

Fines for taking children out of school during term-time for holidays are once again back in the news.

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The Supreme Court have allowed the appeal.

Dad loses legal battle over term-time holidays

A father has lost a landmark legal battle over being fined for taking his daughter on holiday during school term-time.
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Time running out for apprenticeship award entries

Time running out for apprenticeship award entries

Time is running out for those who want to enter our apprenticeship awards.

Business
Headteacher, Karen Porteous with her teaching staff, from left, Anna Higham, Carly Powell, Kirstie Hindle, Ben Wray, Beki Vodden-Page and Heidi Ketton.

TOP MARKS: Circumstances no barrier for two ‘remarkable’ local schools

Two north east Derbyshire schools have been recognised as being amongst the best in the country.

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Are you as smart as an 11-year-old?

Are you as smart as an 11-year-old?

New research has revealed just 16 per cent of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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COLUMN: Perseverance and passion are key to achieving success, by Mark Cottingham, Shirebrook Academy Principal

Earlier this month, we celebrated the grand finale of our literacy week and did our bit for World Book Day by inviting staff and pupils to come to school dressed as Harry Potter characters.

Opinion
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'TERRIBLE NEWS': Nearly 100 Chesterfield schoolkids affected by controversial closure

Scores of parents have been left reeling after it was announced their children's breakfast and after-school club is to close.
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Bright spark’s Star Wars style robot wows Big Bang competition judges

A student from Swanwick Hall School in Alfreton has will be heading to the UK final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition on March 15 and 16 after wowing judges at the regional heats.

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Parents have been learning of their child's secondary school place.

SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES: What to do if you didn't get your first choice

Parents across Derbyshire have been learning of their child's secondary school place today.

Education
Will your child get a place at their first choice secondary school?

95% of Derbyshire applicants set to get first choice secondary school place, study says

More than 95 per cent of applicants in Derbyshire look set to receive a place at their first choice secondary school, according a new study.

Education
Copthorne Infant School is being closed today.

Water supply issues lead to closure of Derbyshire school

A Derbyshire infant school is to close for the day because of water supply issues.

Education
There are plenty of jobs you don't need a university degree for.

REVEALED: Five top jobs you don't need a degree for

A new survey has revealed some of the top jobs that don't require university degrees.

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The school has no heating and is unable to open to pupils.

Special school to stay closed for second day because of heating issues

A Derbyshire special school is to remain closed to pupils tomorrow because of a lack of heating.

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Special school to remain closed after gas supply ‘cut off’

A special school in Derbyshire will be unable to reopen on Monday after its gas supply was cut off.

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DT SAYS: School funding shouldn’t fall to fairs and fun runs

DT SAYS: School funding shouldn’t fall to fairs and fun runs

It’s becoming an all too familiar theme - there just isn’t enough money to go round.

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