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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.

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.
Developing self reflective practice ¦ Early years practice guide
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Developing self reflective practice ¦ Early years practice guide

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A guide that explains the importance of self-reflective practice and explores the different tools available to you. As a professional in childcare and early years you want to provide the best care possible for the children in your setting. Reflective practice is an excellent way to maintain and continually improve the quality of your practice. Reflective practice is the process of thinking about and analysing your practice, with the aim of challenging, changing, modifying, developing and improving it. This should be a continuous cycle of reflection and improvement. This practice guidance has been developed for all professionals including childminders, nursery workers and nannies.
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.
Child Protection ¦ Factsheet bundle
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Child Protection ¦ Factsheet bundle

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A collection of factsheets, each providing essential information on an area of child protection in the early years. Suitable for all childcare practitioners delivering the EYFS in England. Factsheet bundle contains: * Safeguarding (England) * Safeguarding - raising concerns * Prevent Duty (England) * Intimate care for disabled children * Registering with the Information Commissioner's Officer as a childminder
Prime and specific areas of learning ¦ Early years practice guide
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Prime and specific areas of learning ¦ Early years practice guide

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This practice guidance will consider areas of best practice when delivering the prime and specific areas of learning. All childcare settings on the Early Years register must deliver the areas of learning and development unless they have applied for an exemption to certain areas. For example, some Steiner settings have done this to fit in with their ethos of how children learn. The seven areas of learning and development are split into three prime and four specific areas. Research shows that the prime areas are time sensitive, if a child has not achieved the goals in these areas by the time they are 5-years-old, we know that they are much harder to achieve later in life. Development in the specific areas is underpinned by those in the prime areas. This practice guidance has been developed for all professionals including childminders, nursery workers and nannies.
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.
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.
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.
Common Inspection Framework, British Values and You
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Common Inspection Framework, British Values and You

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Written by an Ofsted inspector and published by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, Common Inspection Framework, British values and You explains how inspection procedures in childcare settings have changed with the introduction of Ofsted's Common Inspection Framework. The book covers how British values are now integral to the EYFS and also includes a free downloadable poster. The Common Inspection Framework makes judgements consistent across all Ofsted inspected settings, using the same terminology, enabling parents and carers to easily compare different childcare providers. Each inspection judgement is introduced alongside the criteria for achieving an Outstanding grading. The Prevent Duty, which became law in 2015, requires all childcare settings to actively promote British values. Our free downloadable poster shows how all elements of the EYFS are interlinked, with British values influencing all our work with children. To purchase the Kindle edition visit: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077SW26NS
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.
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
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
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
Supporting children through trauma ¦ Early years resource bundle
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Supporting children through trauma ¦ Early years resource bundle

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A collection of resources to help early years professionals talk to children about traumatic events, plus signs to look out for in children in trauma. The bundle contains: Top tips for talking to children after a terrible event Children’s emotional response to trauma Supporting children through trauma Children’s emotional needs factsheet Prevent Duty factsheet “It is always difficult to know what to say to children in these situations. Knowing it's OK to talk about it honestly/answer any questions truthfully and how to watch for various signs of stress have enabled us to confidently engage with children around recent issues.” Kate, Fairways Pre-school, Southend.
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.