2016

Tips for supporting child-led art activities

In this blog, Lisa Murphy, creator of child-led play website Ooey Gooey gives her top tips for creating process orientated art activities.

11/03/2016

Posted by Lisa Murphy, Ooey Gooey | with 1 comments

World Book Day

World Book Day provides us with a great excuse to spend a day celebrating and having fun with books. Here, Clickety Books' Anne Ayre gives her top tips. 

03/03/2016

Posted by Anne Ayre - Clickety Books | with 0 comments

So you want to be Outstanding?

Our Top Ten Tips To Outstanding will help you on the way.

18/02/2016

Posted by Lizzie Hardy - PACEY | with 6 comments

Why childminders aren’t educators

Childminders are all too often misunderstood. Still. So we thought we’d set the record straight once and for all to prove exactly why childminders definitely are not educators …they’re that and so much more.

17/02/2016

Posted by Jess Neale - PACEY | with 8 comments

Working in childcare: what's happened to CPD?

Andrea Turner, PACEY Associate, childminder and trainer delves deeper into how the early years workforce has developed over the years and looks ahead to what our strategy could mean for practitioners.

16/02/2016

Posted by Andrea Turner | with 1 comments

Supporting quiet children and reluctant talkers

‘How do you support children who only speak in certain situations and with certain people?’

12/02/2016

Posted by Amanda Baxter, I CAN Communication Advisor | with 0 comments

Updates on planning issues in Wales

Claire Protheroe, Direct Services Manager for Wales, gives an update on what changes to planning regulations means in practice for childminders in Wales.

11/02/2016

Posted by Claire Protheroe, PACEY Cymru | with 0 comments

Benefits of junk modelling and non-directive play

Discover the benefits of non-directive play, in particular junk modelling, with Ben Tawil's inspiring blog. 

02/02/2016

Posted by Ben Tawil | with 0 comments

How can parents recognise quality in a childcare setting?

Maggie Bellamy, Childcare and Curriculum Advisor for Busy Bees Nurseries gives her top tips for parents looking to place their child in a nursery setting. 

26/01/2016

Posted by Maggie Bellamy - Busy Bees | with 0 comments

Children’s wellbeing in the UK: are our youngsters becoming unhappier?

Recent research suggests that children's wellbeing in the UK is lower than the rest of Europe and North America. But why are children becoming more unhappy and what can we do about it?

25/01/2016

Posted by Ione Inness for PACEY | with 0 comments