February 2019

Get inspired at Childcare Expo London - opening next week

Childcare Expo London has announced a reputable line-up of education experts and leading early years suppliers to give CPD seminars at the show when it returns to Olympia London next week on 1 and 2 March.


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PACEY Policy – February 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.


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

Why Beep Beep! Days are a great tool for understanding road safety basics

On average six children are seriously injured or killed on our roads, in Great Britain, every day. Here at Brake, the road safety charity, we’re doing our bit to ensure that children understand road safety. Get involved with Beep Beep! Days.


Posted by Stacey Kendall, senior community engagement office, Brake | with 1 comments

Reasons to be verbal: the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of learning verbs

Last week I overheard an early years professional talking to a colleague about ‘active thinking’. I wasn’t part of the conversation so didn’t ask for clarification but, as ever, my own brain got to thinking what active thinking might mean and what it might include. 


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

Busting the paperwork myths in Wales

When speaking to childminders in Wales, particularly those who have been working in the sector for many years we have noticed a growing concern around the amount of paperwork needed when childminding. We decided to look at some of these myths and spread the truth!


Posted by Holly Love, Quality and Training Officer, PACEY Cymru | with 0 comments

Discover new ways to get crafty at Childcare Expo London

Childcare Expo London returns on the 1st & 2nd March with a series of free interactive workshops throughout the two days to inspire early years and primary education professionals.


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Work with children who love going online? Get involved this Safer Internet Day!

Working with children, you will know how much the internet entertains and interests them. But how can we support children in using the internet safely and positively? Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally on 5th February 2019. The aim is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.


Posted by Ellie Proffitt, Education and Youth Engagement Manager, Childnet | with 0 comments