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BLOG: Laugh and learn with music - a flexible practitioners resource to make you smile

We all love music! It gives us a feeling of connection and wellbeing like nothing else. Music engages all our senses, which is why it is such a great brain gym and mood booster for all of us. Boogie Mites talk about what they can offer you.


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BLOG: Testing delays and what they might mean for your business

As a childcare provider, are you struggling to access Covid-19 tests for you or your family? Are parents at your setting suffering from extended exclusion periods due to the delays? We want to hear from you. 


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BLOG: What we do and don’t know about Covid-19 and education

I attended another Chief Medical Officers’ panel briefing for organisations involved in education last week and want to share with you what I heard from the members of the SAGE panel whose focus and expertise is on children and young people.


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

BLOG: Practical solutions for settling new starters

If you're looking for a little inspiration and different ways to welcome new starters in to your setting, then look no further!


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BLOG: Bounce back or bumpy ride? What is happening with occupancy in early years provision?

How is occupancy building following the lifting of lockdown in early years provision? Ceeda has been tracking progress in childminding, day nursery and pre-school provision, with the help of PACEY and other leading early years organisations. Read on to get the latest insights and find out how you can contribute.


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BLOG: Top 10 tips for meeting another bubble in England

The government guidance for early years providers in England has changed, to minimise the need for smaller bubbles within settings. However, the recommendations for mixing with other bubbles remains the same. We caught up with childminders across England to get their top tips for successfully, and safely, meeting another bubble for socially distanced fun in their local area.


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BLOG: How can you harness the full power of music practice in your setting?

We know that childcare practitioners will already be aware of some of the benefits that regular music practise can offer in early years. But you may not harnessing the full potential of music for early years development. That is where Boogie Mites can help.


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BLOG: The return of benefit sanctions

As a PACEY Together for Twos Outreach Worker, one of Sally's roles is working with families, helping them to access affordable childcare and to support them in getting back to work. Sally highlights new information about benefit sanctions and how this may impact families across the UK. 


Posted by Sally Heron, Together for Twos Childminding Development Worker, PACEY | with 1 comments

BLOG: Registration visits: for now, a new normal

Early years and childcare have been in the spotlight during the COVID-19 crisis. More people have realised how vitally important the EY sector is to our country. Ofsted's Deputy Director of Schools and Early Education, Gill Jones, talks about getting back to normal, and the process of the 'new' on-site pre-registration visits.


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BLOG: Understanding the ongoing changes in England

On 4 July, new changes on lockdown measures came into place in England. Understandably, the changes have prompted a great deal of discussion amongst our members who want to understand the implications for their settings and the children that they care for. Questions such as can I take a group of children to the park? Can I pick up children from their school setting?


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