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PACEY's early years resources

PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone working in childcare and early years to provide high quality care and early learning for children and families.

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PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone working in childcare and early years to provide high quality care and early learning for children and families.
British values and the EYFS ¦ Poster
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British values and the EYFS ¦ Poster

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The explicit inclusion of fundamental British values is now law for registered childcare professionals. This downloadable poster gives an at-a-glance summary of how British values work within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Early Years Resource Pack
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Early Years Resource Pack

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle's much-loved book, is full of inspiration and ideas for extending children's learning. PACEY and Puffin Books have worked together to create this early years resource pack, linking activities inspired by the book to the learning outcomes in the early years in England and Wales. Perfect for use in any childcare or early years setting, the resource pack will help spark ideas to support children's development and learning in communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development; literacy; mathematics; understanding the world; expressive arts and design in England, and personal and social development, well-being and cultural diversity; language, literacy and communication skills; mathematical development; Welsh language development; knowledge and understanding of the world; physical development and creative development in Wales.
Education Inspection Framework and You
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Education Inspection Framework and You

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Essential reading for anyone working in Early Years and Childcare. The Education Inspection Framework (EIF) is how Ofsted inspects all schools, academies, further education and skills providers, plus all registered early years settings in England. Introduced in September 2019, EIF and You has been created by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) to support early years providers, including registered childminders and nursery settings, to understand the changes in requirements, and identify best practice when it comes to inspections. Read how the new framework differs from the Common Inspection Framework Get to grips with new terminology with our comprehensive glossary See ideas and suggestions for boosting cultural capital Discover top tips for preparing for an inspection Understand the new EIF judgements.
Ready, steady, dress ¦ Early years uniform activity
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Ready, steady, dress ¦ Early years uniform activity

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Create some excitement about wearing a school uniform with our fun activity, using a self-portrait of a child all dressed and ready for school. This free downloadable activity sheet not only builds excitement for wearing school uniform, but also helps strengthen children's fine motor skills, too.
Mathematics in the Early Years (Free sample/taster pages only)
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Mathematics in the Early Years (Free sample/taster pages only)

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ABOUT THIS DOWNLOAD This free sample contains several example activities, giving you a flavour of the full publication. ABOUT THE BOOK The handy guide offers practical tips, activities and suggestions for supporting the development of children’s mathematical skills. Ideal for all early years settings - childminders, pre-schools, nursery and reception classes - in England and Wales, all activities in the book link to the learning outcomes of the EYFS and Foundation Phase. The book is written by early years maths expert Judith Dancer, and has a foreword by National Numeracy. It is the ideal resource to help boost practitioners' confidence in teaching early years maths in a fun and engaging way, helping children develop a love of maths.
Preparing your child for starting school ¦ Parent guide
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Preparing your child for starting school ¦ Parent guide

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Starting school is an exciting time for young children and their parents. It can be a daunting time, too. But with a little preparation and encouragement, most children will settle in easily at school. PACEY childcare professionals have a great deal of experience in helping children to cope with times of transition. Here are some top tips, put together by some of our most experienced members, to help parents prepare their child for Reception.
Transportation ideas ¦ Early years activity bundle
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Transportation ideas ¦ Early years activity bundle

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This downloadable activity pack is inspired by methods of transport and is bursting with 10 fun and educational activities. It suggests activities to link with the areas of learning in both the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and Foundation Phase, including a page of themed words in Welsh.
Motivation - believe and succeed ¦ 2 x posters
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Motivation - believe and succeed ¦ 2 x posters

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Two motivational quote posters to display in your setting or classroom. "Believe you can and you're halfway there" Theodore Roosevelt "The most certain way to succeed is to just try one more time" Thomas Edison Free to PACEY members via pacey.org.uk/mypacey
Areas of Learning and Development ¦ Simple weekly planner
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Areas of Learning and Development ¦ Simple weekly planner

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Use this simple weekly planner to track how your daily activities are meeting the areas of learning and development in the EYFS (for childcarers in England) and the Foundation Phase (for childcarers in Wales). The download includes both the EYFS and Foundation Phase planning sheets – simply print the version you require. This product is FREE to PACEY members - go to www.pacey.org.uk/mypacey to download this and other free resources.
Sleep in the early years ¦ Poster
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Sleep in the early years ¦ Poster

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This poster promotes sleep in the early years and is a quick reference guide for practitioners to use in their settings. It contains guidance on the average amount of day and night-time sleep required according to age. It can be used with parents to help promote the need for a routine. PACEY has partnered with The Children's Sleep Charity to offer accurate information to help practitioners in their settings and to enable them to provide the best and most up to date advice for parents. Free to PACEY members via pacey.org.uk/mypacey
Magic and kindness quotes ¦ 2 x posters
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Magic and kindness quotes ¦ 2 x posters

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Two inspirational quote posters to display in your setting or classroom. "Children see magic because they look for it" Christopher Moore "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" Aesop Free to PACEY members via pacey.org.uk/mypacey
Christmas Activity Sheets
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Christmas Activity Sheets

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This downloadable activity pack includes 10 educational and fun activities to do in your setting this winter. Featuring links to the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and Foundation Phase, the packs provides areas for additional learning.
Body confidence  ¦ Early years toolkit
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Body confidence ¦ Early years toolkit

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Celebrating me: An Early Years Guide aims to help early years professionals support children in their care to develop a positive body image – and provide practical ideas to help children feel body confident right from the start. The download covers practical activities and top tips that you can use in your setting, linked to your Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) practice in England, or to Foundation Phase practice in Wales. This guide is supported by the Be Real Campaign, a national movement of individuals, schools, businesses and charities working hard to change attitudes to body image and behaviour.
My Solar System ¦ EYFS and Foundation Phase poster
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My Solar System ¦ EYFS and Foundation Phase poster

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This downloadable poster is suitable for printing up to A3 size. It showcases the planets in our solar system, encouraging children to use their imagination and raising their awareness of space. It suggests activities to link with the areas of learning in both the EYFS and Foundation Phase.
The power of education and reading ¦ 2 x posters
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The power of education and reading ¦ 2 x posters

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Two posters about the power of education and reading to display in your setting or classroom. "Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world" Nelson Mandela "The more that you read, the more things that you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go" Dr Seuss