PACEY's blog - food for thought

BLOG: How to help a choking baby or child

Choking is such an important topic that we always cover it on all our first aid courses. It is vital that parents and child carers have a chance to use a choking vest to ensure they fully understand the exact manoeuvres required and would be confident faced with such an emergency.

05/12/2019

Posted by Emma Hammett, First Aid for Life | with 0 comments

BLOG: The benefits of forest school

We participate in Forest School sessions with Vicky a fellow childminding friend who is a qualified Forest School Leader. Forest school is crucial in facilitating an engaging learning space for children, creating an environment, where they are free to explore the outdoors continuously due to the openness it provides.

03/12/2019

Posted by Samantha Goldsworthy, childminder | with 0 comments

BLOG: Staying safe this winter

Winter can be a season of fun and adventure for children, but it can also be very dangerous. Cold temperatures, dark nights, rain, ice and snow can make life challenging for childcare practitioners.

22/11/2019

Posted by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc | with 1 comments

BLOG: PACEY Policy - November 2019

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.

21/11/2019

Posted by Felicity Stephenson | with 0 comments

BLOG: Chickenpops - Spotting an opportunity

How many of us, I wonder, working within an early years setting, have experienced a child in our care becoming upset or even terrified when they have become unwell with a common childhood illness? 

19/11/2019

Posted by Juliet Reed, childminder and author | with 4 comments

BLOG: How to support children and families experiencing poverty

Child poverty is on the rise with numerous studies showing that more and more children are living below the poverty line, this blog brings together a number of different professional opinions to better understand how to support those experiencing it.

13/11/2019

Posted by Felicity Stephenson, Policy and Communications Officer, PACEY | with 0 comments

BLOG: Calendars - what do they mean for our day to day practice?

Happy New Year! It’s something we say once a year, just before we turn the page of our new calendar. Or is it? Let's take a look at some of these cultural calendars and think about why we may need to be aware of them.

12/11/2019

Posted by Rosalind Millam, Professional Development Manager, PACEY | with 0 comments

BLOG: What does the learning walk look like in a childminder’s home?

Ofsted talks about the learning walk and paperwork, and what these mean for childminders who work in their own homes.

04/11/2019

Posted by Wendy Ratcliff, HM Inspector for the early years, @WRatcliffOfsted | with 0 comments

BLOG: The importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood

In just a few weeks’ time, 1000’s of Early Years educators around the world will be taking part in World Nursery Rhyme Week – a global initiative launched in 2013 which promotes the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development. Find out how you can get involved.

29/10/2019

Posted by Claire Bennett, World Nursery Rhyme Week | with 0 comments

BLOG: PACEY Policy – October 2019

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.

24/10/2019

Posted by Felicity Stephenson and Claire Protheroe | with 0 comments

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