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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.


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BLOG: Keeping dads in mind

Dads, like mums, can have deep and lasting effects on how their child’s brain, emotions and body develop. Early Years Therapist and Trainer, Eloise explores the important role dads play in a childs development.


Posted by Eloise Stevens, Early Years Therapist and Trainer | with 0 comments

BLOG: Smoke-free legislation in Wales / Deddfwriaeth ddi-fwg yng Nghymru

On 1 March 2021, the law around smoking in certain settings in Wales will change.  Ar 1 Mawrth 2021, bydd y gyfraith sy’n ymwneud â smygu mewn rhai lleoliadau yng Nghymru yn newid.


Posted by PACEY Cymru | with 0 comments

BLOG: Crying when settling in - what's normal?

All babies and young children cry. Some cry more than others, and some cry more in particular situations, like settling into a childcare setting. Adult psychoanalyst, Alejandra Perez provides some advice and tips.


Posted by Alejandra Perez, Adult Psychoanalyst | with 0 comments

BLOG: First Aid Training in England during the COVID pandemic

The current COVID crisis continues to impact heavily on the childcare industry and understandably many childcare providers are unclear about their first aid training responsibilities. This article clarifies questions related to the current rules and the pandemic.


Posted by Tony Parr, Tigerlily Training | with 1 comments

BLOG: Journey to childminder registration in Wales/Taith i gofrestru yn warchodwr plant yng Nghymru

Sally talks about her journey to childminder registration in Wales.  Mae Sally yn siarad am ei thaith i gofrestru yn warchodwr plant yng Nghymru.


Posted by Sally, childminder | with 0 comments