A nursery in Fraserburgh has been slammed by inspectors who rated its service as "weak" and questioned whether it was doing enough to keep children safe.
The first apprentices hired as part of a recruitment drive to deliver more childcare in Moray have taken up their posts.
A popular north-east playbarn has been praised for its “continuous improvement”, two years after suffering a drop in its grading.
The north's university is pioneering a fast-track childcare course aimed specifically at men in a stereotype-busting move.
The Scottish Government missed a commitment for extra staff for nurseries in deprived areas, the Liberal Democrats have said.
The capacity of childcare services in Scotland has decreased, prompting renewed fears the Scottish Government will not be able to meet its pledge to expand free nursery provision.
A new nursery opened in Buckie yesterday after a £600,000 transformation project.
A north-east out of school club has been criticised for hiring staff without carrying out the necessary safety checks.
An outdoor woodland nursery will be built at an historic north-east estate.
Nurseries will be created in Buckie and Keith and existing ones refurbished as part of Moray Council’s £17.5 million expansion of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) in the area.
Councillors have admitted there will be “winners and losers” in the north as it emerged the near-doubling of childcare entitlement being rolled out to just six schools and education centres in a pilot scheme two years before everywhere else.
Aberdeenshire Council's SNP group has pledged to double the amount of free healthcare available to local parents if elected in May.
An after-school club has once again been criticised for a rap sheet of failures including making food for children without staff being hygiene certified and workers not understanding child protection rules.
A Moray nursery worker left a nine-month-old covered in bruises after being put in charge of babysitting the infant.
An Aberdeenshire day care worker who allegedly laughed at a child's injuries and verbally abused a colleague is due to appear before a watchdog next week.
The Scottish Conservatives have pledged to secure a fully-funded week of respite for people who care for their loved ones for more than 50 hours a week.
Childcare will be "transformed" in an independent Scotland, saving families up to £5,000, Alex Salmond claimed yesterday
The Scottish Government's flagship policy to boost childcare provision was described as being in "tatters" last night after impartial researchers said it would cost far more than claimed.