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BLOG: Strengthen children's maths skills with National Numeracy Day!

Today is National Numeracy Day, an annual event that aims to talk to children and adults alike about all things numbers and mathematics! Read on to find out all about how you can encourage numeracy skills in your setting and even become a National Numeracy Day Champion!


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BLOG: Promoting kindness in your setting for National Children's Day UK 2022

In light of National Childrens Day UK 2022 this Sunday and with a theme of 'Choose Kind', we spoke to soem of our PACEY Advisors about how they have promoted kindness in their settings and how you can too!


Posted by Billy Welsby, Anne Gallagher and Pat Tomlinson, PACEY | with 0 comments

BLOG: Button batteries and children's safety

Button batteries are small but can do a lot of damage if children manage to get hold of them. In this blog from the Child Accident Prevention Trust we discuss button battery safety and how you can help make sure your setting is as safe as possible.


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BLOG: Pregnancy and Childminding series

As childcare practitioners you’re used to being around children every day but what happens when you find out that you’re expecting a baby of your own? In the first of a three part series, we spoke to Kimberley, a registered childminder, PACEY member, and soon to be mum of four!


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BLOG: Help! I need so much stuff to start my childminding business

It's more important than ever to teach children about the benefits of being eco-friendly and one of the best ways to do that is through play. We asked one of our fabulous PACEY Advisors, Pat, for some greener ideas that can be used in childcare settings during playtime!


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BLOG: Expanding your business, get 20% off Childminding Assistant Contracts

Everything you need to know about PACEY's 'product of the month' for December - Childminding Assistant Contracts. Additional 20% off for PACEY members!


Posted by Billy Welsby, Marketing Executive, PACEY | with 0 comments

Busting the paperwork myths in Wales

When speaking to childminders in Wales, particularly those who have been working in the sector for many years we have noticed a growing concern around the amount of paperwork needed when childminding. We decided to look at some of these myths and spread the truth!


Posted by Holly Love, Quality and Training Officer, PACEY Cymru | with 0 comments

Five top tips for childminding in a small setting

I don't know about you, but I often dream about my ideal childminding setting. I`m guilty of spending far too much time on Pinterest and Instagram looking at pictures of airy, spacious, well organised childcare settings that I can only ever dream of replicating. Alas, I live in a small house, and this isn't going to change anytime soon so here are my five top tips for making the most of childminding from a small home


Posted by Layla Fitzwilliam Hall, Childminder | with 10 comments

Care is ageless

After her childminding children met a number of elderly volunteers at a Salvation Army donation trip, Chloe noticed that they positively thrived interacting with them, with an incredible amount of confidence. Chloe's great-grandmother was then diagnosed with Alzheimer's and the idea of visiting her with the children made complete sense.    


Posted by Chloe Webster, Pebbles Childcare | with 0 comments

5 reasons why you should do our Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare course

Want to be a childminder in England? Thinking about doing our Preparing to Work in Home-Based Childcare course? Here are 5 reasons why you should!


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