September 2019

Environmental activism in the early years

Pebbles Childcare embed the importance of looking after our environment and planet into their everyday practice. As part of this practice, Pebbles Childcare decided to attend a global strike with the children in their local community. Read more about how they approached this in their setting and the children's experience.


Posted by Chloe Webster & Bridgit Brown – Pebbles Childcare | with 0 comments

PACEY Policy - September 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, PACEY | with 0 comments

Outdoor play: It’s not just about playing outdoors

After falling back in love with nature, and reaping the benefits in my everyday practice, I thought I would share a bit of why I feel so passionately about helping children to reconnect with their outside world on a simple level, and how we can apply this to our everyday practice.


Posted by Kayte Cooling-Smith, childminder | with 0 comments

Reflections on ‘Getting it right in the EYFS’ coalition event

Reflections on the event 'Getting it right in the EYFS' event which launched the EYFS coalition's literature review and initial practitioner survey results. 


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

Things to learn and do at Childcare Expo!

There are so many things to learn and do the Childcare Expo Midlands 10th birthday show!


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Neuroscience naysayers: why we need to be cautious about being cautious

For as many unfounded and pseudo-scientific claims there exist, there may well be as many terms to describe them…. Neuro trash, neuro babble, neuro myths or as I call them in my latest book, neuro nonsense. These are all used interchangeably to convey the same meaning – a piece of information that has been confounded, over-simplified, mis-represented and over-generalised and worse still – represented as the truth.


Posted by Mine Conkbayir, Award-winning author, trainer and PhD researcher | with 0 comments

Moving on from childcare

David Lane, CBE, has been involved in childcare for more than 50 years. During that time, he's worked in children's homes, local authorities, social services and was vice president of PACEY for more than 20 years. Now, in retirement, David's spending his time creating and writing stories for his grandchildren. 


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