Childcare Professional magazine

Childcare Professional is PACEY's official award-winning membership magazine, keeping childminder, nanny and nursery worker members across England and Wales up-to-date with the latest news, campaigns, ideas and innovations in childcare and early years.

More than child's play

In this issue we examine the vital role schemas play in helping practitioners understand and know the children in their settings. As part of our mental health and wellbeing series, we explore how to support back and joint pain with food and supplements. PACEY President, Penny Tassoni investigates the stereotypes about boys’ speech and language development and shares her top tips for practitioners. We take a look into New Zealand’s early years curriculum, Te Whāriki and discover how it is relevant to childcare settings across the world.

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Other features include:

One-to-one with Dr Stella Louis – We talk to early years consultant, author and travelling tutor about her work with the Frobel Trust, experiencing racism and receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Real-world ready – We investigate if it is ever too early to start teaching life skills to a child.

Promoting kindness – Early years professionals should create a “cultural of kindness” to help prevent bullying behaviour says Paula Timms, Chief Executive of Kidscape and a PACEY Trustee.

In certain terms – Cheryl Warren of Aperion Training offers clarity on the terminology around neurodiversity.

A shared vision – Many childcare providers feel anxious when it’s time to be inspected. We investigate how can you prepare without feeling huge pressure.  

Your safety net – PACEY experts and members advice on creating, implementing and reviewing policies and procedures in your setting.

 

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Shared articles

Take a sneak-peek at some of the Childcare Professional magazine articles. 

Spring 2024 issue | Promoting kindness
Early years professionals should create a “cultural of kindness” to help prevent bullying behaviour says Paula Timms, Chief Executive of Kidscape and a PACEY Trustee.

 

Spring 2024 issue | A true calling
We talk to early years consultant, author and travelling tutor about her work with the Frobel Trust, experiencing racism and receiving a lifetime achievement award.

 

Autumn/Winter 2023 issue | Harmful practices
Although it’s a sensitive subject, practitioners suspecting child abuse linked to faith or belief including witchcraft should raise the alarm around their concerns.

 

Autumn/Winter 2023 issue | Pursuing Dreams
We sit down with Shanti Flynn, Head of Education at nursery group Storal and PACEY Trustee, to talk about realising her career dreams, building decades of sector experience and staying motivated
 

Summer 2023 issue | Race matters
We take a close look at unconscious bias concerning race – and what is being done to educate children and practitioners alike.
 

 

Summer 2023 issue | One-to-one with Ugo Monye
We speak the former rugby star, Strictly Come Dancing contestant and, most importantly, dad of two young daughters – about his involvement with the Shaping Us campaign

 

Summer 2023 issue | Rainbow nation
How can practitioners ensure that their early years settings reflect the many different identities in our communities?
 

 

Spring 2023 issue | Menopause: a hot topic
Menopause can have an impact on childcare providers as individuals and on their businesses - so it's important to normalise discussions around it and seek support