PACEY's blog - food for thought

BLOG: Sole trader vs. limited company: What's the difference?

Whether you’re just starting up your childcare business, or wondering if making the leap from sole trader to a limited company is right for you, there’s a lot to think about. FSB explain what registered as a sole trader or a limited company will mean for you.


Posted by Kate Ford, Tax Advisor Manager, Federation of Small Businesses | with 0 comments

BLOG: How inclusive is your bookshelf?

Author Lesley talks about her inclusive book series 'Hattie and Friends' and an exclusive discount for PACEY members!


Posted by Lesley Berrington, author, Hattie and Friends | with 0 comments

BLOG: Covid-19 and education

The latest SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) briefing on education took place last week and Liz Bayram, Chief Executive, attended on behalf of PACEY members.


Posted by Liz Bayram, Chief Executive, PACEY | with 0 comments

BLOG: How to encourage children to wash their hands

Now more than ever as we move into the ‘new normal’ do we understand the importance of hand washing, but it can be difficult to encourage the children you are looking after to do so. Scrubbingtons talk about their hand and face wash and tips to help encourage children to wash their hands properly.


Posted by Tsering Lock, Scrubbingtons | with 0 comments

BLOG: Ofsted registration FAQs during national lockdown

The registration of early years and childcare settings continues to be a priority for Ofsted. Yvette talks though the Ofsted registration during lockdown and answers your FAQs.


Posted by Yvette Stanley, National Director, Regulation and Social Care, Ofsted | with 0 comments

BLOG: Ofsted Covid report echoes PACEY concerns over impact on children

We know that, despite the huge challenges presented by Covid-19, the early years sector has remained steadfast, flexible and resilient in doing all that it can for young children throughout this turbulent year. However, today’s Ofsted report confirms our fears of the adverse impact of the pandemic on children in England.


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

BLOG: Talking about race in the early years

There has been a great deal in the media recently on the subject of race. Families may have been discussing issues of race at home, and young children will be picking up messages about race. What does this mean for us in the early years? Consultant and author Rosalind talks more about what we can do to support all children and ensure we are giving positive messages about race.


Posted by Rosalind Millam, Freelance Trainer, Consultant and Author | with 0 comments

BLOG: How music supports the foundations for maths in early years

Within the Department for Education (DfE) changes to the EYFS for September 2021 there is a new ELG entitled Numerical Patterns. Boogie Mites talks about how music can support future maths ability.


Posted by Sue Newman, Boogie Mites | with 0 comments

BLOG: Top tips on navigating information

The way the sector has coped with and reinvented itself in response to the pandemic has been inspiring. However, with the amount of new guidance being released it’s understandable that it can be overwhelming - and how easy it is to get lost in it all. PACEY's Angela Gamble gives you some top tips about how to navigate through the guidance.


Posted by Angela Gamble, Information, Advice and Guidance Manager, PACEY | with 0 comments

BLOG: Adapting to new ways of working

The coronavirus pandemic has meant childcare providers have had to adapt with little warning in order to pave a new normal but childcare providers should applaud themselves for the way they have adapted and made it work for them. We talk about some of the top changes practitioners have implemented.


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