How do you support the development of maths in the early years?

Check out these fun, practical ideas for mathematical development to try in your setting. 


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Emotional expression and language

How can we support children to develop the language of emotion?


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Member of the month: Jackie Neagle of Fidgety Fingers

This month we want to congratulate and celebrate member Jackie Neagle and her team at Fidgety Fingers following their achievement of an outstanding Ofsted grading under the new Common Inspection Framework. 


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Promoting healthy body image in the early years

Body image dissatisfaction contributes to a range of problems including low self-confidence, depression, eating disorders and wider societal problems. Discover how you can play a significant role in promoting a positive appreciation of body image from an early age. 


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I'll just Google it: technology and communication development

Technology is increasingly central to how we live, work and interact with each other. Research is now beginning to emerge about how technology affects children's language and communication development. This blog from I CAN's Amanda Baxter aims to look at how technology can support communication. 


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Fundamental British Values in the Early Years

Believe it or not, this new EYFS requirement is nowhere near as exasperating as you might think - and it's certainly nothing entirely new either. Registered Childminder, PACEY Associate and Fellow-Ambassador member Andrea Turner helps give some reassurance and cuts through the confusion with her blog on British Values. 


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Wales business assessment questionnaire findings 2015

Earlier in the year, childcare professionals in Wales responded to a Business Assessment Questionnaire. Here we explore the results of the survey, and outline the findings and next steps.


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Dinosaurs to robots: where will ICT take you?

ICT in early childhood has two purposes; the first is concerned with technology education and the second educational technology. Here John Siraj-Blatchford takes us on a journey through ICT in the early years with a few dinosaurs and robots along the way.


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Member of the month: Gemma Tasker

September's member of the month is Gemma Tasker from Doncaster - childminding member and PACEY Local Facilitator who recently joined us at a Government roundtable meeting. 



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Putting the pieces together: the construction of language

This blog focuses on the stages of language development that children go through when learning to speak, a journey that takes them through into school and beyond. 


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