PACEY's blog - food for thought

Stay safe around hot drinks! Find out about the SafeTea campaign

SafeTea is a national campaign which aims to reduce hot drink scalds to young children and promote burns first aid. The launch of the intervention will be on 16 October 2019, National Burn Awareness Day. The target audience is parents, grandparents and carers of children under 5 across the UK.


Posted by Professor Alan Emond, SafeTea | with 0 comments

Celebrate friendship with Kidscape and Elmer the Elephant

This November, the anti-bullying charity Kidscape is joining forces with Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to encourage early years settings to celebrate Friendship Friday and Anti-Bullying Week. Kat Fuller, the charity’s Parent Support Adviser explains what Friendship Friday is all about and shares some tips for creating a kind, caring community all year around.


Posted by Kat Fuller, parent support advisor, Kidscape | with 0 comments

Teaching children about their private parts

It can feel tricky and embarrassing for some parents and other adults to use the correct terminology for private parts, however messages from research as well as consistent reports from those that work in child psychology and child protection have established that doing so reaps many positive benefits.


Posted by Maisie (Yasmin) Darling | with 0 comments

Why online systems are still relevant with Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework in England

The increasing amount of paperwork has become a burden to many within the sector, particularly when it comes to being prepared for an Ofsted inspection. In light of the new EIF, and how digital systems, like Kinderly Together, can support you in delivering the EYFS and benefit the learning and development of the children in your care.


Posted by Philippa Glass, Communications and Operations Director, Kinderly | with 0 comments

Environmental activism in the early years

Pebbles Childcare embed the importance of looking after our environment and planet into their everyday practice. As part of this practice, Pebbles Childcare decided to attend a global strike with the children in their local community. Read more about how they approached this in their setting and the children's experience.


Posted by Chloe Webster & Bridgit Brown – Pebbles Childcare | with 0 comments

PACEY Policy - September 2019

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 Felicity Stephenson and Claire Protheroe, PACEY | with 0 comments

Outdoor play: It’s not just about playing outdoors

After falling back in love with nature, and reaping the benefits in my everyday practice, I thought I would share a bit of why I feel so passionately about helping children to reconnect with their outside world on a simple level, and how we can apply this to our everyday practice.


Posted by Kayte Cooling-Smith, childminder | with 0 comments

Reflections on ‘Getting it right in the EYFS’ coalition event

Reflections on the event 'Getting it right in the EYFS' event which launched the EYFS coalition's literature review and initial practitioner survey results. 


Posted by Felicity Stephenson, Policy and Communications Officer, PACEY | with 0 comments

Things to learn and do at Childcare Expo!

There are so many things to learn and do the Childcare Expo Midlands 10th birthday show!


Posted by Childcare Expo | with 0 comments

Neuroscience naysayers: why we need to be cautious about being cautious

For as many unfounded and pseudo-scientific claims there exist, there may well be as many terms to describe them…. Neuro trash, neuro babble, neuro myths or as I call them in my latest book, neuro nonsense. These are all used interchangeably to convey the same meaning – a piece of information that has been confounded, over-simplified, mis-represented and over-generalised and worse still – represented as the truth.


Posted by Mine Conkbayir, Award-winning author, trainer and PhD researcher | with 0 comments