PACEY's blog - food for thought

BLOG: Managing reopening anxiety

The Covid-19 pandemic has been difficult for most of us and feelings of anxiety, worry and uncertainty can be commonplace, particularly as new restrictions are put into place or eased.

The changes on 19 July saw almost all Covid-19 restrictions removed in England and for many children who have had formative years over the pandemic this may bring new challenges as they experience a world they haven't been used to.


Posted by Billy Welsby, Marketing Executive, PACEY | with 0 comments

BLOG: Using outdoor provision to support learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Learning outdoors is not only great fun for children and carers, it has also been proven to boost confidence and motivation and to help develop social skills, physical skills, knowledge and understanding. PACEY Advisor, Anne explores the importance of outdoor play and some simple ideas for you to try.


Posted by Anne Gallagher, PACEY Advisor | with 4 comments

BLOG: No one is alone: the importance of reaching out for early years practitioners

Working in early years can be exhilarating, rewarding, inspiring and can put a smile on your face every day. But working in childcare can also feel isolating and challenging, especially if you work on your own. PACEY Advisor, Lucy Lewin explains the importance of asking for help and the support available from PACEY.


Posted by Lucy Lewin, Nursery Owner and PACEY Advisor | with 2 comments

BLOG: 30 Days Wild: a nature challenge from The Wildlife Trusts

30 Days Wild is an annual free challenge from The Wildlife Trusts which gives early years educators including childminders and nannies and parents alike a wonderful wireframe for building a connection between nature and their children, whilst working wonders for their mental health.


Posted by Abbie Hargreaves, Marketing Officer, The Wildlife Trusts | with 0 comments

BLOG: Introducing your new PACEY Advisors

Our PACEY Advisors, Lucy, Anne and Pat bring a wealth of expertise as early years practitioners and business owners. They are at the end of the phone or online to chat through your practice issues, regulation worries or just to reassure you that you’ve got it covered!


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BLOG: Resources for educational recovery - Autism Awareness Week 2021

Lockdown and the pandemic has been difficult for all of us, but it affected autistic people and their families disproportionately. Uncertainty and change are particularly challenging for autistic people to deal with. But you can do something to help.


Posted by Louise Bull, Customer Service and Marketing Coordinator, Autism Education Trust | with 0 comments

BLOG: Staying Safe in Cyber Space

In an increasingly digital world, early years and childcare providers are reliant on technology now, more than ever. The move towards keeping digital records about children in your care is a welcome escape from the physical paperwork, but storing that data comes with responsibility. Read our tips from NCSC and Kinderly on safeguarding your setting from a cyber attack or incident. 


Posted by Julie Doyle and Rose Porter, PACEY | with 0 comments

BLOG: Behind the headlines - What the 2021 budget could mean for you

On 3 March the Chancellor delivered the annual budget statement, dominated of course by measures aimed at addressing the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. While early education and childcare was not mentioned directly, there were a number of announcements that could help you and your childcare business grow


Posted by Helen Donohoe, Policy Advisor, PACEY | with 0 comments

BLOG: Ending Physical Punishment in Wales/Stopio cosbi corfforol yng Nghymru

The Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act 2020 will come into force on Monday 21 March 2022. The Act will prohibit the physical punishment of children in Wales by abolishing the defence of reasonable punishment.  Mae Ddeddf Plant (Diddymu Amddiffyniad Cosb Resymol) (Cymru) 2020 yn dod i rym ar 21 Mawrth 2022.  Bydd y Ddeddf yn gwahardd yr arfer o gosbi plant yn gorfforol yng Nghymru drwy ddiddymu amddiffyniad cosb resymol.


Posted by PACEY Cymru | with 0 comments

BLOG: Setting your rates

One of the first things to consider as a business owner is setting prices for your services. Childminder of ten years, Kelly provides some top tips and highlights the key things to consider when setting your fees for your childcare business.


Posted by Kelly Thomas | with 1 comments