October 2018

Get the facts on childminder myths in the UK

One of our most popular blogs from last year, was about childminder myths in England. This year we have extended it to the whole of the UK. Created with PACEY, PACEY Cymru, the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA), the Northern Ireland Childminding Association (NICMA) and Childminding Ireland we have refreshed our myths and given you the facts from around the country.


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Chatting to Childminder of the Year, Joanne Marvell

At the recent Nursery World Awards 2018 held in London, Joanne Marvell became Childminder of the Year 2018. We spoke to Joanne about her win and what her plans are for the future.


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Creating discussion opportunities through play

Wendy White, creator of My Mood Stars, talks to PACEY about the impact that her product has had on little ones in her care, during her career as a childminder. Get 20% off using code PACEY at checkout.


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PACEY policy - October

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.


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Remember remember, stay safe in November!

November brings seasonal change, beautiful colours and of course, the big bangs and flashing fireworks of the 5 November. We understand the need for safe behaviour around the use of fireworks. Yet, for some young children who are struggling to develop their language abilities, understanding and following rules for safe engagement can prove challenging. ICAN give you some tips to stay safe this November.


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Believe in the power of outdoor learning and play? Get involved in Outdoor Classroom Day!

The international initiative, led in the UK and Republic of Ireland by national school grounds and education charity Learning through Landscapes and globally by Project Dirt, acts as a catalyst to inspire more time outdoors on a daily basis: both at school and at home.


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Feel good autumn - England's top 10 trails

Forestry Commission England’s top 10 trails to forest bath in this autumn.


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