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  • Preparing little learners for the BIG world

    In our fast-paced world there are so many factors that shape who we are, our beliefs and the decisions we make. The early years of life play a pivotal role in teaching key life skills that help establish secure, happy and mentally healthy...

  • A closer look at the benefits of football

    This new generation’s fearless approach to the game has been inspirational for youngsters across the country, encouraging them to give football a chance. And with the Government’s push on tackling childhood obesity and improving mental...

  • Look out for hidden charges on your energy bill

    This week I’ve been heavily immersed in year 2 maths. This is interesting as, while I have an A Level in maths I have no idea about number chains or some of the terminology being used in my daughter’s homework *queue the long stare from...

  • Easy ways to take maths outside

    The grit, dirt and weather take its toll so use old or worn products. It is likely you have many such items that are sitting quietly on a forgotten shelf.  Here’s some examples: Money Real money works best. Play games such as...

  • Preparing for Brexit - Social housing sector

    Brexit  With the changes that Brexit will present, there is likely to be an impact on temporary workforces within the housing sector. This is because recruiters are increasingly looking to EU nationals to fill skills shortages. Through...

  • Top tips for parent communications

    Your brand Does your school have a strong brand identity that parents can relate to? A brand goes much further than just a logo. It reflects your school’s values and ethos and sets you apart from other schools. Your brand encapsulates your...

  • Adapting early years indoor spaces

    Two important points which stand out clearly and are unlikely to change from the current government guidance are: 1. Regular cleaning and handwashing should be employed.  2. Students should be kept in consistent small groups; made up of the...

  • Introducing loose parts in early years

    Architect Simon Nicholson originally introduced loose parts as a concept in the early 1970s. Through the use of open-ended materials in early childhood education, you’re developing critical skills in problem-solving, imaginations and...

  • Emergency Services Forum

    We’d like to say a big thank you to those of you who attended our forum on 14 June 2017. The day was extremely successful with some great topics covered including: Social value and collaboration The use of drones/VR/AI...

  • Register for a YPO Account

    We are now open to all customers, please read our customer update for information on delivery and our FAQ's. PLEASE NOTE: Although private customers can now order, we are still suspending the purchase of our 'Coronavirus' filtered products...

  • Social Care Equipment Marketplace

    Welcome to the Social Care Equipment Marketplace! Purchasing health and social care equipment has never been easier with the YPO Social Care Equipment Marketplace; delivered in partnership with NRS Healthcare. NRS have over 70 years’...

  • Supplier Portal

    Enter the Supplier Portal. Alternatively, to help you get ready for the new system, we have developed some training resources. These will guide you through each stage of the new portal. We hope you find these materials useful. For any...

  • Frequently asked questions

    Frequently Asked Questions: About Apprenticeships This short video will give you an overview of apprenticeships, end point assessment and the apprenticeship standards. Understanding the Procurement Process for Apprenticeships Are you...