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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.


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BLOG: The best of both worlds

Childminder team Nursev and John Morris talk about their experience setting up in the sector and being able to support the growth of the next generation while spending time with their family and earning a living.


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BLOG: Marketing your home-based childcare business

Many childminders are incredibly proud to represent the home-based childcare sector and provide high quality childcare within their home, but many want to be able to do more. Chloe shares some key elements that she has found essential for building her business and reputation.


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BLOG: Taking my first steps into childminding

After spending my entire working life so far within early years settings, I decided last year that it was time to spend more time with my family and set up as a childminder – I have two young children, 8 and 2 years, and hope for more in the future! 

I was unsure of how this process would work or even where to begin, until I came across a fantastic Facebook page called First Steps To Childminding (FSTC). This page was a total game changer!


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BLOG: Who is interested in what type of sustainability?

Cheryl Hadland, Managing Director of Hadland Care Group, the umbrella company for Tops Day Nurseries, Aspire Training Team, and founder of GECCO, talks about how we can use our interests and make small changes to support the environment and the world.


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BLOG: I wonder what she will be wearing?

Registered childminder Emma Raine speaks to PACEY and shares her experience of her recent Ofsted inspection.  


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BLOG: Filling the jar, a view on CPD

There is a story about a wise man who filled a jar with large rocks until it was full. He then poured smaller rocks into the cracks, and finally sand into the smaller cracks until it was truly full. Training courses are big rocks. I'm going to look at a CPD intervention from the 'sand' category.


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BLOG: Making the leap, Childminder to Nursery founder and manager

I knew that I'd want to move on being a childminder to something more like a nursery, and began preparing myself for meeting the challenges of being a nursery manager.


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BLOG: Early years nutrition

Food consumed in childhood can shape future health and one of the most important roles we have in the world is to feed children. Louise Mercieca, looks more on how we can support early years and nutrition.


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BLOG: Let your setting shine

If you're running a childcare business, it can be tricky to find the time to keep a steady stream of families interested in your setting when you're engrossed in nappy changes, tea time and the school run! But look around, the key to business success is right in front of you. 



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