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  • Celebrate friendship with Kidscape and Elmer the Elephant

    Celebrate friendship with Kidscape and Elmer the Elephant

    This November, the anti-bullying charity Kidscape is joining forces with Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to encourage early years settings to celebrate Friendship Friday and Anti-Bullying Week. Kat Fuller, the charity’s Parent Support Adviser explains what Friendship Friday is all about and shares some tips for creating a kind, caring community all year around.

  • Additional details surrounding school and LA funding next year will be confirmed today by DfE

    Additional details surrounding school and LA funding next year will be confirmed today by DfE

    The figures being published will show how the extra £14 million the Prime Minister previously promised for schools and high needs for the next three years will be divided up.

  • Teaching children about their private parts

    Teaching children about their private parts

    It can feel tricky and embarrassing for some parents and other adults to use the correct terminology for private parts, however messages from research as well as consistent reports from those that work in child psychology and child protection have established that doing so reaps many positive benefits.

  • Why online systems are still relevant with Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework in England

    Why online systems are still relevant with Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework in England

    The increasing amount of paperwork has become a burden to many within the sector, particularly when it comes to being prepared for an Ofsted inspection. In light of the new EIF, and how digital systems, like Kinderly Together, can support you in delivering the EYFS and benefit the learning and development of the children in your care.

  • Ofsted webinar for childminders: what do inspectors look for?

    Ofsted webinar for childminders: what do inspectors look for?

    Ofsted held a webinar specifically for childminders on 30 September 2019 about what inspectors will look for under the Education Inspection Framework (EIF) in England. If you missed the webinar you can now view it online.

  • PACEY members celebrate at the Nursery World Awards 2019

    PACEY members celebrate at the Nursery World Awards 2019

    PACEY members celebrated their success at the weekend at the prestigious Nursery World Awards ceremony. The awards are designed to reward best practice and recognise and celebrate the achievements of early years professionals.

  • Celebration event to welcome new qualifications / Digwyddiad i ddathlu cymwysterau newydd

    Celebration event to welcome new qualifications / Digwyddiad i ddathlu cymwysterau newydd

    The official launch of the new qualifications for the childcare and early years workforce in Wales took place today.  Digwyddodd lansiad swyddogol y cymwysterau newydd ar gyfer y sector gofal plant yng Nghymru heddiw

  • Environmental activism in the early years

    Environmental activism in the early years

    Pebbles Childcare embed the importance of looking after our environment and planet into their everyday practice. As part of this practice, Pebbles Childcare decided to attend a global strike with the children in their local community. Read more about how they approached this in their setting and the children's experience.

  • PACEY Policy - September 2019

    PACEY Policy - September 2019

    Welcome to PACEY’s regular policy update, which provides a summary of the latest policy developments in England and Wales concerning childcare and early years, and how we are representing your views to key decision makers.

  • Social Care Wales The Accolades 2020 / Y Gwobrau 2020 Gofal Cymdeithasol Cymru

    Social Care Wales The Accolades 2020 / Y Gwobrau 2020 Gofal Cymdeithasol Cymru

    The Accolades are back and Social Care Wales are now accepting entries and nominations / Mae'r Gwobrau yn ôl ac mae Gofal Cymdeithasol Cymru nawr yn derbyn ceisiadau ac enwebiadau

  • Outdoor play: It’s not just about playing outdoors

    Outdoor play: It’s not just about playing outdoors

    After falling back in love with nature, and reaping the benefits in my everyday practice, I thought I would share a bit of why I feel so passionately about helping children to reconnect with their outside world on a simple level, and how we can apply this to our everyday practice.

  • Childcare Grant / Grant Gofal Plant

    Childcare Grant / Grant Gofal Plant

    The Welsh Government is launching a Childcare Grant to facilitate the creation of additional flexible childcare places throughout Wales. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn lansio Grant Gofal Plant er mwyn helpu i greu llefydd gofal plant hyblyg ychwanegol ledled Cymru.

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