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  • Provoking curiosity in early years

    24 November 2020 By Designs for Education

    Children are naturally curious, as educators it is our role to encourage and develop this to enable them to learn through their interests and investigations. The more curious a child is the more observant they are, which in turn encourages deeper thinking and an ability to figure things out.

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    Myth buster: choosing the right type of mask

    19 November 2020 By The YPO team

    Leaving the house panic used to involve a checklist of all essential items, phone, keys and wallet typically, but now one of the most essential items is our face coverings.

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    Play tray inspiration

    18 November 2020 By Cosy

    The trusty play tray is versatile and easy-to-clean, making it the ideal resource for a wide range of activities, both indoor and out. Our friends at Cosy are always creating interesting and inspiring play tray ideas – here are some of their favourites.

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  • Meet the education procurement team - Kirsty

    18 November 2020 By Kirsty Gledhill, Procurement Projects Advisor

    Kirsty has been at YPO for three and a half years in a few different roles, building on her knowledge and experience on all things procurement. She’s really looking forward to getting the new education procurement team known in the education sector and working closely with our customers to understand their challenges and how we can help them.

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  • Keeping customers at the heart of what we do

    12 November 2020 By Jo Marshall, Executive Director at YPO

    This year’s theme for World Quality Day is ‘creating customer value’, and with a topic so close to my heart I want to talk to you about how at YPO, our customers are our top priority.

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  • Making maths magical through play

    10 November 2020 By Learn Well

    Make it sparkly and twinkly, make it squidgy and smelly, make it natural and textured. Let children use real things and lots of them. Let them hold them, move them, squish them, smell them, describe them and yes, count them. Doing the same thing in lots of different ways, using all of the senses, will build a strong sense of number: the awesome one, the tantalising two, the thunderous three, the fabulous four!

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    The power of passion and positivity for maths

    06 November 2020 By Catherine Chell from Learn Well

    In this blog, Cath from Learn Well discusses the importance of having a positive outlook when learning or teaching maths and provides some top tips to nurture a passion for maths!

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  • Meet the education procurement team - Megan

    03 November 2020 By Megan Robinson - Procurement Projects Advisor at YPO

    Megan has worked at YPO for two years and is passionate about being able to help customers buy better, achieve value for money and is proud to be part of a team that's focussed on supporting the education sector.

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    Early years mental health activities

    26 October 2020 By Yellow Door

    Emotional well-being and resilience are vital to the development of young children, providing them with foundational skills for their adult life. Children who can understand, express, and regulate their emotions are well equipped for facing challenges, learning effectively, and planning how to manage themselves when experiencing emotional difficulties.

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  • Meet the education procurement team - Zain

    21 October 2020 By Zain Malik - Procurement Project Support at YPO

    Zain started his YPO journey on the apprenticeship scheme four years ago and has never looked back. He studied business administration whilst working in the business change team and is currently studying for his chartered institute of procurement supply (CIPS) qualification, alongside his full time role supporting our education customers with their procurement projects.

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