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Catching up with Childminding Business of the Year, Pebbles Childcare

We had a chat with Pebbles Childcare; the first 'Childminding Business of the Year' at the Nursery World Awards 2018.


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PACEY Policy - September

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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Back to school: picking up where they left off

Settling back into your childcare setting after the summer break can have a big impact on children, especially ones with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). ICAN give you the tools to help children to pick up where they left off. 


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Movement. Your Child’s First Language

'Movement. Your Child’s First Language’ offers children a range of creative, enjoyable music and movement activities for developing coordination and language in the early years. Author Sally Goddard Blythe talks about the importance of movement and music in your settings.


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The Magic of Music: using music for early years education

As a childminder, planning educational and fun activities to engage children throughout the day you have the ideal opportunity to include music and movement. By using music for early years education, you can ensure the children in your care gain the maximum brain boosting benefits!


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Bringing it indoors: communication supportive environments all year round

Now that we approach the early stages of Autumn, it’s time to remind ourselves about indoor communication environments and what this looks like in practice. A communication supportive environment is one that promotes and supports children's language and communication skills. 


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Encouraging movement - ideas and advice for children with SEN

Supporting, caring for and teaching children with Special Educational Needs is something I’m incredibly passionate about. As a parent or practitioner, motor skills is a key development area when caring for a child with SEN. Special Educational Needs expert Georgina gives you some simple advice and ideas to help.


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Have you looked at Ofsted’s Facebook page for registered childminders and nannies?

Gill Jones, Ofsted’s Deputy Director, Early Childhood, explains how Facebook can help with your queries.


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Step by step: registering as a childminder

Claire Cook, Head of Quality at the Early Years Delivery Unit (EYFU), Ofsted, describes the steps you need to take to register as a childminder.


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