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PACEY Policy – July

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.

19/07/2018

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

Home from home: supporting multiple needs in a childminding setting

Four-year-old Emmanuelle has multiple needs including speech and learning delay. PACEY childminder Jennifer Fishpool from Cumbria explains just how much Emmanuelle has progressed in the time that she has been attending her setting – and how much the other children have benefited too.

13/07/2018

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Sun can be fun!

With the current heatwave the country is experiencing, we have noticed on countless early years forums, comments asking for ideas on activities to provide and opportunities within the environment that will support the children in this weather. We ask ourselves why does this sudden rise in temperature cause practitioners such levels of concern?

28/06/2018

Posted by Chloe Webster & Bridgit Brown, Pebbles Childcare | with 0 comments

Is your childcare setting meningitis aware?

Meningitis Now are passionate that everyone should know about the signs and symptoms of the disease and act fast should they suspect meningitis and increase awareness in practitioners and parents. They have recently developed the world’s first Meningitis Aware Recognition Mark (MARM) for the sector, to help them recognise the disease and take the appropriate action.

27/06/2018

Posted by Kelly Archer, Projects Co-ordinator, Meningitis Now | with 0 comments

PACEY policy - June

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.

21/06/2018

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

Updated Frequently Asked Questions on the 30 hours Childcare Offer in Wales

The Welsh Government has provided responses to many of the frequently asked questions by childcare providers last year related to the development and implementation of the 30 hour Childcare Offer in Wales .  These have been updated to reflect changes and developments.

19/06/2018

Posted by PACEY Cymru | with 1 comments

Get yourself on the map

In a time when parents need childcare and when some childminders find it hard to fill vacancies, it came as a surprise to find that marrying the two was not as easy as it should have been. PACEY President Penny Tassoni, gives top tips that childcare providers can use to make their settings more visible to searching parents.

15/06/2018

Posted by Penny Tassoni, Childcare Expert and PACEY President | with 0 comments

Time for a new mood

My Mood Stars are 8 plush stars depicting different emotions, a perfect resource for PSED, Communication and Understanding The World. Not only are they great props for story sacks, creating endless story but they encourage understanding and empathy. Get 20% discount off with code 'PACEY' - available for a limited time only!

12/06/2018

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This Summer, join the Barnardo's Big Toddle

Barnardo’s Big Toddle is calling for nurseries, childminders, early years groups and families to put their best foot forward and take part in this year’s Big Toddle week from 18th – 24th June 2018. Join the biggest sponsored walk for under 5s! It’s fun, educational and can help transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children. Lots of little feet can make a big difference.  

04/06/2018

Posted by Vivi Ascencio, Barnardos | with 0 comments

Now’s the time to Talk PANTS

Let’s talk about sexual abuse. I mean, let’s talk about it right now, with children early and often. For many, the idea of broaching the subject with a child who is still getting to grips with key other developments and speaking about how they can stay safe from sexual abuse can seem like a difficult task. 

30/05/2018

Posted by Emma Motherwell, Local Campaigns Manager, NSPCC | with 0 comments

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