April 2020

BLOG: Starting primary school - support and resources

Everyone who works in early years, including our own team at Flakefleet, will be aware that families have lots of questions about getting ready to start big school. At the moment, though, families don’t have the support from nursery, childminders or school that they would usually expect.  

15/04/2020

Posted by Dave McPartlin, Flakefleet Primary School | with 0 comments

BLOG: The dangers of informal, unregulated childcare

In recent days, as many registered childcare providers continue to follow government guidance and remain closed to all but the children of critical workers and vulnerable children, we have seen a growing number of organisations and individuals promoting unregulated childcare services for these groups. It worries me and it is certainly worrying many of our PACEY members who are contacting us to raise their justifiable concerns.

08/04/2020

Posted by Liz Bayram, Chief Executive, PACEY | with 3 comments

BLOG: Facing uncertain times together

I've certainly never known a situation as all-encompassing and fast moving as the one created by the current Coronavirus pandemic. The government enforced closure of schools and childcare settings, while completely and understandably necessary, has resulted in endless issues for childcare providers and parents alike.

07/04/2020

Posted by Jane Comeau, PACEY Chair | with 3 comments

BLOG: So what is EY smart?

EY smart is a new and exciting FREE training package for all childcare practitioners, not just PACEY members, which was recently launched by PACEY.

03/04/2020

Posted by Pat Tomlinson, early years expert | with 0 comments