November 2018

PACEY Policy - November

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.


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

Taking my setting outdoors

After becoming a childminder in 2016, Lisa wanted to get her setting outdoors. She then decided to explore forest school and hasn't looked back.


Posted by Lisa Chadburn, childminder | with 2 comments

A word to the wise on Winter

ICAN talks about the importance of direct experiences and how these can contribute greatly to children’s ability to store and recall new words. Speech and language advisor, Jon Gilmartin gives you tips on making simple situations like taking off your woolly hat and gloves a great learning opportunity. 


Posted by Jon Gilmartin, speech and language advisor, ICAN | with 0 comments

The power of illustration

As a reader of a great many stories, what do you look for most in a children’s book? Are you looking for pictures full of colour, artistic drawings, humour? Do you like your books to be large or do you prefer books designed for little hands? Are your shelves rammed with all the firm favourites? And do you admit to hiding some to avoid reading it for the 100th time that week? 


Posted by Theresa Johnson, PACEY | with 1 comments

Using Instagram to inspire others

Hannah decided to set up an Instagram page as a way to share her day with the parents of the children she cared for in her setting. It has now grown into a huge community of 13,000 followers. Read about her story and her tips if you are thinking of setting up your own Instagram page. 


Posted by Hannah Mallaband, childminder | with 2 comments