BLOG: PACEY Champions share some of their favourite festive activities

This month has been a busy one for all but as usual our PACEY Champions have been carrying out lots of creative activities in their settings. Sue, Debbie E, Christine and Debbie S contributed to this month’s blog to tell us about some of their favourite activities for the festive season.


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BLOG: PACEY Policy: 2019 year in review

Welcome to PACEY’s regular policy update. This month, we have taken a look back on 2019 and key achievements in England and Wales concerning childcare and early years, how we have represented your views to key decision makers and plans for the future. 


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BLOG: Let’s Talk Makaton

Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. Makaton is a language programme that combines signs, symbols and speech to provide multiple ways for someone to communicate. Find out more from Sarah Drew at The Makaton Charity. 


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BLOG: PACEY's festive roundup 2019

This year has been a busy and eventful one, and here at PACEY we wanted to share some of the key achievements and thank our members for being a part of it all.


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BLOG: How to help a choking baby or child

Choking is such an important topic that we always cover it on all our first aid courses. It is vital that parents and child carers have a chance to use a choking vest to ensure they fully understand the exact manoeuvres required and would be confident faced with such an emergency.


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BLOG: The benefits of forest school

We participate in Forest School sessions with Vicky a fellow childminding friend who is a qualified Forest School Leader. Forest school is crucial in facilitating an engaging learning space for children, creating an environment, where they are free to explore the outdoors continuously due to the openness it provides.


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BLOG: Staying safe this winter

Winter can be a season of fun and adventure for children, but it can also be very dangerous. Cold temperatures, dark nights, rain, ice and snow can make life challenging for childcare practitioners.


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BLOG: PACEY Policy - November 2019

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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BLOG: Chickenpops - Spotting an opportunity

How many of us, I wonder, working within an early years setting, have experienced a child in our care becoming upset or even terrified when they have become unwell with a common childhood illness? 


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BLOG: How to support children and families experiencing poverty

Child poverty is on the rise with numerous studies showing that more and more children are living below the poverty line, this blog brings together a number of different professional opinions to better understand how to support those experiencing it.


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