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PACEY Policy – April/May

Welcome to PACEY’s regular policy update, which provides a summary of the latest policy developments in England and Wales concerning childcare and early years, and how we are representing your views to key decision makers.

17/05/2018

Posted by Susanna Kalitowski and Claire Protheroe, PACEY | with 0 comments

Making every child wild

The Wildlife Trusts are encouraging everybody to get outdoors this June and GO WILD! 30 Days Wild is our annual nature challenge, launched in 2015 to enable everybody to enjoy nature on their doorstep. Will you join thousands of people across the UK this June?

11/05/2018

Posted by Leanne Manchester, Senior Comms Officer, The Wildlife Trusts | with 2 comments

Privacy settings for members and customers

We have changed the way PACEY members and customers can manage their privacy settings.

08/05/2018

Posted by PACEY | with 0 comments

The question I am always asked is ‘Why?’ and my answer is always ‘Why not?!’

After our son was born I was made redundant from my job in the property industry, and at the time my wife’s work was becoming more demanding so I quickly became a stay at home ‘house husband’. This was when I learnt a whole new respect for the task of raising children!

26/04/2018

Posted by Simon Gresswell, Bude and Stratton Childcare, Cornwall | with 1 comments

Love food? Then you're going to love National Vegetarian Week 2018!

National Vegetarian Week 2018 (14-20 May) is all about eating delicious and exciting veggie food. If you are looking for a tasty way to join in, head to the website for loads of mouth‑watering recipes then this is the place to be.

20/04/2018

Posted by The Vegetarian Society | with 0 comments

Musical activities – music to enliven a story

Do you work with children who find it challenging to sit still at story time? Listening at story time is something that some children find easier than others. As Childcare Professionals you will have lots of tricks for engaging fidgety children, but do you use music to enliven story-time? 

17/04/2018

Posted by Sue Newman, Director, Boogie Mites | with 0 comments

Dealing with Death in the Early Years

Death is never a pleasant topic to discuss, even as adults, but it becomes even more difficult when approaching and dealing with the subject of death and bereavement with young children. How much is too much information? Will they understand? How will they react? Chloe from Pebbles Childcare talks to PACEY about how their setting as dealt with this sensitive topic. 

12/04/2018

Posted by Chloe Webster, Pebbles Childcare | with 0 comments

Positive Images of Disability

Disability is part of everyday life and I believe children, from a young age, should see characters with disabilities in their story books. Inclusion means accepting differences and accepting everyone, therefore the character’s disability should be entirely incidental, in my opinion.

05/04/2018

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

Do your procedures stand up?

Writing procedures is something anyone that works with children is well-used to doing, few of us would even argue against it. However, when it comes to crisis time, just how sure are we that our carefully crafted procedures, with their annual review, help us when we really need? ClassHug trackers are here to help. Members can get 20% off an order using the code 20PACEY2018. 

04/04/2018

Posted by Claire Lockyer, The Hug Group | with 0 comments

Using ICT positively

Whether we like it or not, technology plays a huge role in our everyday lives, and the lives of our children, Chloe from Pebbles Childcare explores the use of ICT in her setting, and how we can balance between accessing technology to develop skills but not making it an essential part of provision.

27/03/2018

Posted by Chloe Webster | with 1 comments

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