March 2017

Chatterbox is back!

I CAN, the children’s communication charity has launched Chatterbox 2017 – its annual early years event for children aged 0 to 5, kicking off during the week of 8 May 2017. 


Posted by Alice Stanes, I CAN | with 0 comments

Shape, Model and Mould - Melissa & Doug

How to use a simple shape, model and mould product and create activities relating to the EYFS and Foundation Phase. Grab yourself a code for 10% discount available until 31st March 2017.


Posted by Holly Clarke, PACEY | with 0 comments

Peek inside this outstanding setting

Here at PACEY, we love to see a glimpse into your fantastic childcare settings. From members who explore forest schools, to Montessori settings, to childminders who incoporate real tools into the children's learning, there's so much that we can learn from seeing each other's settings.

Here, Outstanding childminder Deborah Lyte, from the Peak District, talks about her setting.


Posted by Lizzie Hardy, PACEY | with 6 comments

Out of the shadows...

The last year has been a whirlwind in the childcare sector. Find out all of PACEY's achievements as we worked tirelessly to effect change and get the results our members want. 


Posted by Liz Bayram, Chief Executive, PACEY | with 0 comments

Simple and effective: wooden blocks

The first of a fortnightly post focusing on ideas for activities using a specific product. Grab yourself a unique code fo 10% discount and discover simple activity ideas in relation to the EYFS and Foundation Phase. 


Posted by Holly Clarke, PACEY | with 0 comments

The CMO guidelines and what they mean for early years practitioners

The revised EYFS framework includes the mention of the Chief Medical Officers’ Guidelines for physical activity; this blog explores what are these guidelines are, why they are they important, and what they mean for early years practitioners.


Posted by Natalie Matthewman – Early Years Project Officer at the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health | with 0 comments