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Dealing with Death in the Early Years

Death is never a pleasant topic to discuss, even as adults, but it becomes even more difficult when approaching and dealing with the subject of death and bereavement with young children. How much is too much information? Will they understand? How will they react? Chloe from Pebbles Childcare talks to PACEY about how their setting as dealt with this sensitive topic. 


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Positive Images of Disability

Disability is part of everyday life and I believe children, from a young age, should see characters with disabilities in their story books. Inclusion means accepting differences and accepting everyone, therefore the character’s disability should be entirely incidental, in my opinion.


Posted by Lesley Berrington, Author, Hattie and Friends | with 1 comments

Do your procedures stand up?

Writing procedures is something anyone that works with children is well-used to doing, few of us would even argue against it. However, when it comes to crisis time, just how sure are we that our carefully crafted procedures, with their annual review, help us when we really need? ClassHug trackers are here to help. Members can get 20% off an order using the code 20PACEY2018. 


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Using ICT positively

Whether we like it or not, technology plays a huge role in our everyday lives, and the lives of our children, Chloe from Pebbles Childcare explores the use of ICT in her setting, and how we can balance between accessing technology to develop skills but not making it an essential part of provision.


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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

One Third Stories: combining language, learning and reading

Babies and children have a remarkable ability to soak up enormous amounts of information and new experiences almost seamlessly.  We have a heightened ability to pick up the grammar and sounds of another language up until around age 10. Which is when One Third Stories was created.


Posted by Jonny Pryn and Alex Somervell, Founders of One Third Stories | with 0 comments

Get involved with the Giant Wiggle

Discover more about Action for Children's Giant Wiggle and help to support disadvantaged children across the UK.


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Places to Play from Herts for learning

Those of us who work with children are usually busy people who don’t have huge amounts of time to sit and read; so to have a book which gives us valuable information plus beautiful photo’s would just hit the spot. Herts for learning talk to PACEY about their latest publication. 


Posted by Jane Greenslade, Early Years Consultant, Herts for Learning | with 0 comments

NCDUK - A day that’s all about children

Now in its fifth year the day, National Children's Day has become a major platform, not only for celebrating childhood, but for also raising awareness about the issues that are affecting the lives of children and families in the modern world. People can run any event or activity that they want for the week up to and including the day.


Posted by Wendy Ellyatt, Chief Executive, NCDUK | with 0 comments

Thank you to my childminder

Emma was looking for a special way to thank her childminder for all the amazing work she does every day with the children. So she contacted PACEY to see what we could do. Read a bit more about childminder Simone and take a look at Emma's thank you to her childminder. 


Posted by Holly Clarke, PACEY | with 0 comments