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Reusable nappies – a childminder’s perspective

When I was starting out I borrowed a kit from my local reusable nappy library; I was a massive skeptic and had already decided in advance that reusable nappies were unhygienic, expensive, and way too fiddly for everyday use. How wrong I was!

08/07/2019

Posted by Steph Mills, Childminder | with 7 comments

Finding quality quicker in Wales

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) has begun to publish ratings for childcare and play inspection reports. Gill Huws-John from the CIW Childcare and Play Inspection Team explains how they work.

25/06/2019

Posted by PACEY Cymru | with 0 comments

What does the new inspection framework mean for childminders?

It has been a month since Ofsted published the education inspection framework, which will take effect in September. Ofsted gives some advice to childminders. 

25/06/2019

Posted by Dee Coleman, Principal Officer, Early Years | with 1 comments

PACEY policy - June

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.

17/06/2019

Posted by Susanna Kalitowski, PACEY | with 0 comments

Updated Frequently Asked Questions on the 30 hours Childcare Offer in Wales

The Welsh Government has provided responses to many of the frequently asked questions by childcare providers last year related to the development and implementation of the 30 hour Childcare Offer in Wales .  These have been updated to reflect changes and developments.

17/06/2019

Posted by PACEY Cymru | with 3 comments

Partnerships with parents to support children's communication development

In a world of increasing pressures from daily life, now more than ever, we need to work with parents of young children to ensure they are confident in supporting their child’s speech and language development.

13/06/2019

Posted by Jon Gilmartin, speech and language advisor, ICAN | with 0 comments

Childcare Expo returns to Manchester next week!

The excitement is building for the return of Childcare Expo, which is set to open its doors at EventCity in Manchester next week. On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June, the longest-running event for the early years and primary education sectors will host a jam-packed exhibition filled with leading industry suppliers and fun-filled feature areas.

06/06/2019

Posted by Childcare Expo | with 0 comments

Finding the time for continuous professional development

We all need to do continuous professional development (CPD). As an early years childcare practitioner, it is your responsibility to make sure you’re doing regular continuous professional development and keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date. After all, you’re #notababysitter, right?

30/05/2019

Posted by Tracey Riseborough, Project Manager, Kinderly Learn | with 0 comments

PACEY Policy – May 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.

23/05/2019

Posted by Susanna Kalitowski, PACEY | with 0 comments

Family life today: where’s the harm?

This Child Safety Week (3-9 June), the Child Accident Prevention Trust are calling on parents, carers and practitioners to take a look around their homes and gardens and consider the dangers lurking. To think about the things we use every day that may pose a threat to our children.

23/05/2019

Posted by Pamela Prentice, Child Accident Prevention Trust | with 0 comments

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