October 2019

BLOG: The importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood

In just a few weeks’ time, 1000’s of Early Years educators around the world will be taking part in World Nursery Rhyme Week – a global initiative launched in 2013 which promotes the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development. Find out how you can get involved.


Posted by Claire Bennett, World Nursery Rhyme Week | with 1 comments

BLOG: PACEY Policy – October 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 and Claire Protheroe | with 0 comments

BLOG: Chatting to Childminder of the Year 2019, Katherine Cooling-Smith

At the recent Nursery World Awards 2019 held in London, Katherine Cooling-Smith, owner of Kayte's House Childminding became Childminder of the Year 2019. We recently spoke to Kayte about her win and what her plans are for the future.


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BLOG: Safeguarding update and the EIF – England only

While the fundamentals of safeguarding have not changed; recognise, respond, refer, record; September brought us some updates and new resources in England that we need to be aware of. This blog talks about these key changes and documents that practitioners should have when it comes to safeguarding. 


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

BLOG: Run a Beep Beep! Day with Timmy Time

This Road Safety Week (18-24 November) we’re asking everyone to Step up for Safe Streets in their community, so we can get around in a safe and healthy way every day. Early years educators can get involved by running a Beep Beep! Day with Timmy Time! Find out more from Brake.


Posted by Stacey Bristow, senior community engagement office, Brake | with 0 comments

BLOG: Burns – updates and myth busting!

The subject of burns is riddled with myths which must be busted to avoid risk of worsening an injury. Tigerlily talks about the most common myths out there and gives you the correct information.


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Stay safe around hot drinks! Find out about the SafeTea campaign

SafeTea is a national campaign which aims to reduce hot drink scalds to young children and promote burns first aid. The launch of the intervention will be on 16 October 2019, National Burn Awareness Day. The target audience is parents, grandparents and carers of children under 5 across the UK.


Posted by Professor Alan Emond, SafeTea | with 0 comments

Celebrate friendship with Kidscape and Elmer the Elephant

This November, the anti-bullying charity Kidscape is joining forces with Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to encourage early years settings to celebrate Friendship Friday and Anti-Bullying Week. Kat Fuller, the charity’s Parent Support Adviser explains what Friendship Friday is all about and shares some tips for creating a kind, caring community all year around.


Posted by Kat Fuller, parent support advisor, Kidscape | with 0 comments

Teaching children about their private parts

It can feel tricky and embarrassing for some parents and other adults to use the correct terminology for private parts, however messages from research as well as consistent reports from those that work in child psychology and child protection have established that doing so reaps many positive benefits.


Posted by Maisie (Yasmin) Darling | with 0 comments

Why online systems are still relevant with Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework in England

The increasing amount of paperwork has become a burden to many within the sector, particularly when it comes to being prepared for an Ofsted inspection. In light of the new EIF, and how digital systems, like Kinderly Together, can support you in delivering the EYFS and benefit the learning and development of the children in your care.


Posted by Philippa Glass, Communications and Operations Director, Kinderly | with 0 comments