PACEY's blog - food for thought

Believe in the power of outdoor learning and play? Get involved in Outdoor Classroom Day!

The international initiative, led in the UK and Republic of Ireland by national school grounds and education charity Learning through Landscapes and globally by Project Dirt, acts as a catalyst to inspire more time outdoors on a daily basis: both at school and at home.


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Feel good autumn - England's top 10 trails

Forestry Commission England’s top 10 trails to forest bath in this autumn.


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Subscribe to email alerts from the new Ofsted reports website

Make sure you stay up to date with Ofsted changes to their website.


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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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