November 2019

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.


Posted by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc | with 1 comments

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.


Posted by Felicity Stephenson | with 0 comments

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? 


Posted by Juliet Reed, childminder and author | with 4 comments

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.


Posted by Felicity Stephenson, Policy and Communications Officer, PACEY | with 0 comments

BLOG: Calendars - what do they mean for our day to day practice?

Happy New Year! It’s something we say once a year, just before we turn the page of our new calendar. Or is it? Let's take a look at some of these cultural calendars and think about why we may need to be aware of them.


Posted by Rosalind Millam, Professional Development Manager, PACEY | with 0 comments

BLOG: What does the learning walk look like in a childminder’s home?

Ofsted talks about the learning walk and paperwork, and what these mean for childminders who work in their own homes.


Posted by Wendy Ratcliff, HM Inspector for the early years, @WRatcliffOfsted | with 0 comments