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BLOG: Nurseries on the front line

Cheryl Hadland, Managing Director of Tops Day Nurseries shares a glimpse of dealing with COVID-19: Life on the front line for nurseries.

30/03/2020

Posted by Cheryl Hadland, Managing Director, Tops Day Nurseries | with 0 comments

BLOG: Making sense of the finances

Yesterday (26/3/2020) the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, announced a range of measures to help support self-employed workers affected by the spread of COVID-19. While this is welcome news to many, some will find it a challenge to find the finances they need to keep afloat between now and the beginning of June when the first payment will be made.

PACEY's Director of Finance explains more.

27/03/2020

Posted by Carol Barrett, Finance Director, PACEY | with 0 comments

BLOG: What support is on the way for the self-employed?

PACEY has been working relentlessly to keep up the pressure on the government and specifically the Chancellor for a fair package for self-employed workers. Policy Advisor, Helen Donohoe talks through the current situation.

26/03/2020

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BLOG: Brave New World? Closure of schools and early years settings in England- what does it mean for me?

Our world has been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. Now that a lockdown for three weeks has been announced across the country, with everyone being encouraged to stay at home unless absolute necessary, childcarers and families nationwide have an unsettling time ahead. Guidance and clarification is still coming in from Government about what the closure of schools and registered early years settings (except those caring for the children of key workers and vulnerable children) will mean in practice.

24/03/2020

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BLOG: The Coronavirus Bill

In the unprecedented times in which we find ourselves the Government has speedily introduced new legislation that will help deal with the Coronavirus pandemic. PACEY's Policy Advisor, Helen, talks through what this means.

24/03/2020

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BLOG: How to use EY smart

EY smart is an accredited CPD programme and is free training for all childcare practitioners – lone workers and in group settings. Early years expert talks about how to effectively use EY smart as part of your setting. 

12/03/2020

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

BLOG: Timmy’s tips for teaching road safety

Beep Beep! Day with Timmy Time, sponsored by Churchill Insurance, is just around the corner on Wednesday 18 March. It’s a great way to teach children, aged 2-7, about road safety basics, which is such an important subject to help them stay safe.

11/03/2020

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BLOG: Are you lying?

One of the biggest tasks we face, is trying to get children to take responsibility for their actions. Getting them to tell the truth; to understand that ‘lying is bad’. This is why my first book 'Are you Lying?' was created. 

04/03/2020

Posted by Aysha Ali – Childminder, Author and Freelance Writer | with 1 comments

BLOG: Supporting Intergenerational work in Wales/ Cefnogi gwaith rhwng cenedlaethau yng Nghymru

PACEY Cymru have developed an Intergenerational Information Pack to provide guidance on how childcare settings in Wales can work with adult care settings in the community. Mae PACEY Cymru wedi datblygu Pecyn Gwybodaeth Pontio’r Cenedlaethau i ddarparu arweiniad ar sut y gall lleoliadau gofal plant yng Nghymru weithio gyda lleoliadau gofal oedolion yn y gymuned.

 

02/03/2020

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BLOG: Exclusive interview with Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell

As the best-selling author of How To Train Your Dragon and the current Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell knows exactly how young readers can become enthused by books. In this exclusive interview with PACEY, she explains what we can all do to help make stories come alive.

21/02/2020

Posted by Childcare Professional | with 0 comments

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