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Saving my business

Outstanding childminder Andi Turner talks to PACEY about how she saved her business and fell in love with childminding again. 


Posted by Andi Turner, childminder and early years consultant | with 0 comments

Understand more about febrile convulsions

This blog will explain febrile seizures, outline the symptoms and provide some guidance for how to help a child having a seizure.


Posted by Emma Hammett, CEO of First aid for life | with 0 comments

I think I can…

Have you ever stopped to think about the power of self-belief?  – Henry Ford famously said “Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right”. This article considers how childminders can best support children in their care who have additional needs and why they are often a provider of choice for parents and carers.


Posted by Maureen Hunt, Achieving Early Lead, Achievement for All | with 0 comments

Special guests announced for leading education event

Childcare Expo is celebrating its 10th birthday throughout 2019, and following the huge success of the recent London event, the party is set to continue at EventCity in Manchester this Summer. Returning on 14-15 June 2019, Childcare Expo Manchester has announced a host of special guests to appear at the event.


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The power of Kinderly

Are you bogged down with recording learning journeys, printing evidence photos and hand-writing documents? Let me introduce you to the power of Kinderly!


Posted by Karen McDermott, childminder and Kinderly user | with 0 comments

Preventing and reporting accidents

As a childcare practitioner you are required to take steps to prevent accidents; and, when they do occur, respond quickly and appropriately to effectively manage the impact of them. Accidents when they happen are distressing, but staying calm and being prepared will help you deal with them more effectively.


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Big bang! Small hands… big ideas! Creative woodwork in early childhood

These are exciting times. In recent years there has been a surge of interest in woodworking in Early Years education. In some cases this will be settings starting from scratch, in others, it’s a case of dusting down the workbench and digging out the tools after many years of neglect.


Posted by Pete Moorhouse, early years creative consultant, irresistible learning | with 0 comments

The three Ls: language, literacy and learning

ICAN are back with another blog, this time exploring the role of early language development in supporting literacy.


Posted by Jon Gilmartin, speech and language advisor, ICAN | with 0 comments

Beware! Not all Public Liability Insurance policies are the same.

Baffled about insurance? Unsure of which PLI policy is right for you? We answer your questions.


Posted by PACEY | with 0 comments

Remind yourself about Asthma

On World Asthma Day 2019 (7 May) take the time to remind yourself of causes and treatment of the condition.


Posted by Emma Hammett, First aid for life | with 0 comments