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Thank you to my childminder

Emma was looking for a special way to thank her childminder for all the amazing work she does every day with the children. So she contacted PACEY to see what we could do. Read a bit more about childminder Simone and take a look at Emma's thank you to her childminder. 

08/03/2018

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Easing your inspection worries

Taking steps to becoming a childminder can be overwhelming and after feedback from members, we have found that one of the most nerve wracking aspects of this is your pre-registration inspection. One member, commented on how positive her pre-registration inspection was and we thought this might help put your worries at ease. 

06/03/2018

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Why live music is so beneficial to our children

I want to open your eyes to the benefits of quality live music for children, as professionals like myself believe in, and also let you in to why Jazz is such an appealing art form to indulge in from a very early age.  Emily Dankworth, Founder of Jingle Jam Music, talks to PACEY about the benefits of jazz music for the early years. 

26/02/2018

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Special iApps to overcome learning obstacles

Every child won’t fit the same profile. Some children need extra support and scaffolding to over come obstacles, some take longer than others, some are gifted and talented and some have Special Educational Needs that may or may not have been diagnosed. Founder of Special iApps, Beverley Dean talks about iSpecial Apps and how they are influencing the early years. 

23/02/2018

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PACEY Policy – February

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.

13/02/2018

Posted by Susanna Kalitowski and Claire Protheroe, PACEY | with 3 comments

Verbs: what are they good for? How do children learn about them?

I’ve been reading a lot about the concerns over children’s health lifestyles and the long term impact of these. As a tangent this led me on to thinking about activity and movement, which led me on to verbs (naturally). So, this instalment is dedicated to the sometimes overlooked subject of verbs.

09/02/2018

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Following passions against the grain

From graphic design to childminding, Mike jumped into a new career and has never looked back. Read the story of long time PACEY member Mike Acord, his experience of being a childminder and why he created 'Against the grain'. 

22/01/2018

Posted by Mike Acord, Childminder | with 2 comments

PACEY Policy – January

PACEY’s regular policy update provides a summary of the latest policy developments in England and Wales concerning childcare and early years, and talks about how we are representing your views to key decision makers.

18/01/2018

Posted by Susanna Kalitowski (PACEY) and Claire Protheroe (PACEY Cymru) | with 0 comments

Enabling Eco-Warriors

As the world becomes more aware of the effects our behaviours and habits are having on the environment, Pebbles Childcare thought it was time to teach the children about being more mindful of their responsibility and the role they play in protecting the planet. Chloe from Pebbles, talks to PACEY about simple techniques they have introduced. 

17/01/2018

Posted by Chloe Webster, Pebbles Childcare | with 0 comments

Life chances: the importance of language and communication skills

This month I started thinking about the links between language and communication, life chances and resilience. As is often the way when I start thinking about these blogs something comes on to my radar which steers it in a certain direction. This month it's a report submitted to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology focusing on the adverse impact of childhood disadvantage, which picked up on the themes addressed in the Early Intervention Foundation Report Language as a Child Wellbeing Indicator

15/01/2018

Posted by Amanda Baxter, Communication Advisor, ICAN | with 0 comments

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