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BLOG: Working with Coronavirus- Bethany's experience / Profiad Bethany – Gweithio gyda Coronafeirws

Bethany has been a childminder for three and a half years in Blaenau Gwent in Wales. She talks about her experience of being open during the Coronavirus pandemic and how she has adapted her practice. Mae Bethany wedi bod yn warchodwr plant am dair blynedd a hanner ym Mlaenau Gwent yng Nghymru. Mae'n siarad am ei phrofiad o fod ar agor yn ystod pandemig Coronafirws a sut y mae  wedi addasu ei hymarfer.

21/05/2020

Posted by Bethany Shirley, Childminder | with 0 comments

BLOG: Working with Coronavirus- Reanne's experience/Profiad Reanne - Gweithio gyda Coronafeirws

Childminder Reanne Brown has 22 years experience as a registered childminder in Wales. She is currently open and has been caring for children of critical workers during the pandemic. She talks about her experience of being open during this uncertain time and what she has adapted in her setting. Mae Reanne Brown yn warchodwr plant cofrestredig  gyda 22 mlynedd o brofiad gwarchod plant yng Nghymru. Ar hyn o bryd mae hi'n agored ac wedi bod yn gofalu am blant gweithwyr hanfodol yn ystod y pandemig. Mae'n siarad am ei phrofiad o fod yn agored yn ystod yr amser ansicr hwn a'r hyn y mae wedi'i addasu yn ei lleoliad.

 

   

21/05/2020

Posted by Reanne Brown, Childminder | with 4 comments

BLOG: To re-open or not?

Since last week’s publication of the government’s roadmap, setting out how we all get back to the now infamous “new normal”, PACEY Chief Executive, Liz Bayram, talks about the future for reopening and her advice after the education technical briefing last week.

19/05/2020

Posted by Liz Bayram, Chief Executive, PACEY | with 7 comments

BLOG: Working with Coronavirus - Pam's experience

Pam has been a childminder for nearly 18 years and she talks about her experience of being open during the Coronavirus pandemic and her advice for others thinking about reopening. 

15/05/2020

Posted by Pam Holland, Childminder | with 10 comments

BLOG: Working with Coronavirus - Sue's experience

Childminder Sue Smith has nearly 20 years experience as a registered childminder. She is currently open and has been caring for children of key workers during the pandemic. She talks about her experience of being open during this uncertain time and what she has adapted in her setting. 

15/05/2020

Posted by Sue Smith, Childminder | with 8 comments

BLOG: Adapting play in a home-based setting

Under the current restrictions access to many toys and resources and activities, that are a usual source of support to childminders specifically, have stopped. Libraries (for both access to books and toys) are not available and toddler groups and local parks are closed so childminders are having to be more imaginative around how they support children’s learning and development in the setting itself. We thought that it may be helpful to draw together some ideas to support you.

07/05/2020

Posted by Holly Love, Regional Coordinator, PACEY Cymru | with 2 comments

BLOG: Starting primary school - support and resources

Everyone who works in early years, including our own team at Flakefleet, will be aware that families have lots of questions about getting ready to start big school. At the moment, though, families don’t have the support from nursery, childminders or school that they would usually expect.  

15/04/2020

Posted by Dave McPartlin, Flakefleet Primary School | with 0 comments

BLOG: The dangers of informal, unregulated childcare

In recent days, as many registered childcare providers continue to follow government guidance and remain closed to all but the children of critical workers and vulnerable children, we have seen a growing number of organisations and individuals promoting unregulated childcare services for these groups. It worries me and it is certainly worrying many of our PACEY members who are contacting us to raise their justifiable concerns.

08/04/2020

Posted by Liz Bayram, Chief Executive, PACEY | with 3 comments

BLOG: Facing uncertain times together

I've certainly never known a situation as all-encompassing and fast moving as the one created by the current Coronavirus pandemic. The government enforced closure of schools and childcare settings, while completely and understandably necessary, has resulted in endless issues for childcare providers and parents alike.

07/04/2020

Posted by Jane Comeau, PACEY Chair | with 3 comments

BLOG: So what is EY smart?

EY smart is a new and exciting FREE training package for all childcare practitioners, not just PACEY members, which was recently launched by PACEY.

03/04/2020

Posted by Pat Tomlinson, early years expert | with 0 comments

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