PACEY's blog - food for thought

Big bang! Small hands… big ideas! Creative woodwork in early childhood

These are exciting times. In recent years there has been a surge of interest in woodworking in Early Years education. In some cases this will be settings starting from scratch, in others, it’s a case of dusting down the workbench and digging out the tools after many years of neglect.


Posted by Pete Moorhouse, early years creative consultant, irresistible learning | with 0 comments

The three Ls: language, literacy and learning

ICAN are back with another blog, this time exploring the role of early language development in supporting literacy.


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

Beware! Not all Public Liability Insurance policies are the same.

Baffled about insurance? Unsure of which PLI policy is right for you? We answer your questions.


Posted by PACEY | with 0 comments

Remind yourself about Asthma

On World Asthma Day 2019 (7 May) take the time to remind yourself of causes and treatment of the condition.


Posted by Emma Hammett, First aid for life | with 0 comments

Little feet can make a big difference - Barnardo's Big Toddle returns

Little feet can make a big difference this June as Barnardo’s Big Toddle returns to raise money for vulnerable children.


Posted by Matt Charlton, community fundraising officer, Banardos | with 0 comments

How to build fundamental health and social habits in children

Do you find that getting children into basic good habits like cleaning teeth, hand washing, being respectful, being positive or making healthy choices can be quite challenging at times? Read more about how Life's Little Bugs can help you.


Posted by Tina Stubbs, Life’s Little Bugs | with 0 comments

Let’s get inclusive!

"I wrote my first inclusive title, ‘A Day at the Zoo’ 14 years ago. Feedback is excellent, everyone loves the concept and 8,000 copies of the first editions have been sold." Hattie and Friends author Lesley Berrington talks about the importance of inclusivity and how society is changing. 


Posted by Lesley Berrington, author, Hattie and Friends | with 0 comments

Getting to grips with loose parts play

Children will tinker for hours with obscure objects; a tin of mixed buttons, a box of empty jars and their lids, a pile of pebbles in the garden and with the use of 'loose parts play' children can explore, create and imagine. Anna who runs Little Stars Childminding and has her Tinker Tray Play business on the side, talks about the benefits of loose parts play. 


Posted by Anna, Little Stars Childminding and Tinker Tray Play | with 1 comments

PACEY policy - March

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 Susanna Kalitowski and Claire Protheroe, PACEY | with 0 comments

My home as a playground!

For a childminder, maintaining your home as a functioning space and a safe, learning environment is no easy feat, especially when you are continuously trying to encourage physical development. Helen Battelley from Music and Movement talks about some practical ways you can support physical development in your homes. 


Posted by Helen Battelley, Music and Movement | with 0 comments