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  • Hanukkah activity

    Hanukkah activities for early years

    23 November 2021 By The YPO Team

    Hanukkah or Chanukah means “dedication” in Hebrew, and the Jewish holiday, also known as The Festival of Lights, represents joy and celebrates one of the greatest miracles in Jewish history. We’ve got some activities to help you teach little ones about Hanukkah and celebrate. But first, here’s the story of Hanukkah that you can use for story time…

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  • Franki Harvey

    Meet Franki from the energy procurement team

    16 November 2021 By Franki Harvey - Further Competition Co-ordinator of Energy at YPO

    Franki Harvey joined YPO in 2019 and is now a Further Competition Co-ordinator for Energy in the procurement services team.

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  • Supply teachers CCS

    Big savings on sourcing your supply teachers

    11 November 2021 By Tom Harper – Commercial Agreement Specialist for Health and Education, Crown Commercial Service

    The Supply Teachers and Temporary Staff agreement has saved schools over £1.5m in three years, and now we’ve partnered with YPO to help schools further. We’re working together to achieve savings with continued support and tailored solutions for your school.

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  • Bonfire Night activities

    Bonfire Night activities for early years

    03 November 2021 By The YPO Team

    From fireworks to fire! Bring the excitement of Bonfire Night into your setting and help children gain an understanding of what this event is all about and what they can expect to see. Here's some activities you can take back to your setting for 5 November.

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  • Wood logs

    The cycle of biomass energy

    02 November 2021 By Sam Johnson - Assistant Category Buyer for Energy at YPO

    Net zero 2050 is fast approaching, and individual ambitions to reduce carbon emissions are under the spotlight.

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  • Diwali paint activity

    Diwali activity ideas for early years

    29 October 2021 By The YPO Team

    Diwali, which is often referred to as the Festival of Lights, is the most important religious festival celebrated by followers of Hinduism. The Festival of Lights celebrates the Hindu New Year. It is a celebration of the victory of light over darkness and the triumph of good over evil. We’ve picked out some of our favourite activities to help your little ones learn about and celebrate Diwali. But first, here’s the story of Diwali that you can use for story time…

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  • Skeleton Halloween activity

    Fun Halloween activities for early years

    26 October 2021 By The YPO Team

    From sensory and messy play to arts and crafts, we’ve got some exciting early years inspired activities for you to try all in the name of Halloween!

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  • Data centre

    A guide to data centre maintenance

    25 October 2021 By Bailey Walker - Maintenance Support Manager at 2bm

    Whether you’re operating a private or colocation facility, taking the appropriate steps to avoid a data centre outage should be amongst the highest priorities for all data centre managers – with maintenance at the very top of the list.

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  • Pumpkin craft for kids

    Let's make Halloween together

    21 October 2021 By The YPO Team

    We’re helping you plan your festivities for the rest of the year with unique Halloween crafts for kids that are easy to follow but fun to make together! Each Halloween activity uses only a handful of products, making them both affordable and simple to recreate.

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  • printing machine

    Putting our Print Marketplace solution to the test

    11 October 2021 By Katie Beaumont - Further Competition Co-ordinator for ICT at YPO

    Katie Beaumont, the Further Competition Co-ordinator for ICT in the procurement services team puts our Print Marketplace solution to the test, and shares her experiences and challenges she faced along the way.

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