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  • young child washing hands

    Celebrating Global Handwashing Day 2019

    14 October 2019 By Jonathan Carr- Assistant Category Buyer, Cleaning and Hygiene

    The 15 October is an opportunity to come up with creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands and make it fun. Celebrate Global Handwashing Day by engaging people, especially little ones, into a lifetime habit of washing their hands.

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  • four joggers in park

    Top tips for looking after your mental health

    10 October 2019 By Lucy Simpson- YPO Buyer, HR Services

    It’s important that we all take care of our mental health and wellbeing, whether we feel ‘ok’ or if we’re struggling. Here's some guidance on mental health difficulties and some simple tips to help you focus on you.

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  • ics

    YPO delivers excellent customer service

    10 October 2019 By Jo Marshall - Executive Director

    I’m delighted to announce that once again, we have achieved a high customer satisfaction rating according to the UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) Benchmark 2019.

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  • three employees talking

    World Mental Health Day - Looking after employees

    10 October 2019 By Charlotte Kennett- YPO Buyer, HR Services

    Thursday 10 October marks World Mental Health Day and today, we aim to raise awareness around mental health and who it affects.

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  • young children collecting recycling box

    How my daughter taught me about recycling

    25 September 2019 By Linsey Boyle- Early Years Campaign Manager at YPO

    My name is Linsey, I am one of the campaign managers here at YPO and I have recently been developing one of our newest early years resources - the Little Learners magazine! For this I am continuously inspired by my 5 year old daughter.

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  • hands using laptop

    How to keep cyber safe in school

    25 September 2019 By Sarah Sesum- ICT Category Manager at YPO

    Our world is technologically advanced and anything and everything is at our fingertips. In the classroom today we see teachers using technology helping with lesson plans, information and research as well as being the very basis of how they teach. Here are all the data security tips we can offer you to ensure that your school and all its new online data is as safe as it can possibly be.

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  • Football image blog 2

    A closer look at the benefits of football

    17 September 2019 By Matthew Pinder – Assistant Buyer for Sports and SEN

    When Gareth Southgate was appointed the England men’s football team manager, he promised to instil a bold, hungry and fearless attitude into his team. This attitude has been stamped onto England’s emerging talented generation of footballers. This has led to an upturn in England’s fortunes, with a strong performance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and in this year’s 2019 UEFA Nation’s League.

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  • Intergen

    What happens when a nursery visits a care home

    13 September 2019 By Maria Motley – Nursery Manager, Unicorn Nursery

    There seems to be an increased focus by nurseries to introduce opportunities for intergenerational interactions. In fact, research has shown that elderly adults who spend time socially with the younger generation are less prone to depression and have better physical health. But what are the benefits for our little ones?

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  • Children in school

    Preparing little learners for the BIG world

    13 September 2019 By Rachael Lythe – YPO Buyer, Curriculum

    Through play and creativity there are many ways to help create a supportive learning environment for children. Our buyer Rachael looks at some of her favourite activities that provide children with strategies to help them on a daily basis, and as they eventually move on to school.

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  • Small World

    The benefits of small world play at pre-school

    12 September 2019 By Helen Dowling - Montague Pre-School

    When asked to write about small world play it was a really good opportunity for us to ask ourselves: Why do we include it in our resources/play? Is it because it ticks a box? Is it because the children like it? Is it because it is included on the EYFS?

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