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  • children playing outdoors with hula hoops

    Great games for outdoor literacy

    03 July 2020 By Yellow Door

    Children thrive on outdoor experiences and as we are being actively encouraged to spend more time outside at the moment, it is especially important that we consider all areas of the Early Years curriculum in our outdoor spaces.

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  • Making the most of space in an education setting

    01 July 2020 By Sam Walting - Project Manager of Furniture and Design at YPO

    With all the challenges faced by schools currently in terms of social distancing, now is as good a time as any to start putting any unused spaces to good use.

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  • man washing hands in sink

    The importance of washing your hands

    10 June 2020 By Kelly Snee - Category Buyer of Cleaning at YPO

    70% of all infections are caused by contaminated hands, so it’s no surprise that the single most important piece of health advice given by experts to help stay safe is to wash your hands correctly, as often as possible with soap and water, throughout the day.

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  • Person cleaning a staircase with gloves and spray

    What funding is available to deep clean my school?

    26 May 2020 By The YPO Team

    We know that The Department for Education is providing financial support to eligible schools up to the end of the 2019 and Summer 2020 term to help facilitate deep cleaning as a result of COVID-19. But how do you get this funding, how does it work and are you eligible I hear you say?

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  • Empty classroom

    How can we safely social distance at school?

    22 May 2020 By The YPO Team

    As we anticipate the return to school for early years, some primary schools and potentially some secondary schools, many are questioning how it is going to be possible to adhere to social distancing in the classroom and throughout the building.

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  • students and teacher using tablets

    Upgrading school ICT equipment through leasing

    22 April 2020 By Robyn Lamport-Rann - Category Buyer of ICT at YPO

    It can be tough for schools to keep up with emerging technologies and the demand for up-to-date ICT equipment against restricted budgets, which is why many schools are looking at alternative, cost-effective ways of funding devices, including the option of leasing.

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  • teach and students using laptops in classroom

    Updating school technology: Leasing vs Purchasing

    22 April 2020 By Robyn Lamport-Rann - Category Buyer of ICT at YPO

    When you are thinking of updating your school’s technology, finance is one of the key things you need to consider. Typically, you have a couple of options – buying outright or leasing, but which should you choose?

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  • nursery children with teacher on Easter egg hunt

    Exciting activities to help you celebrate Easter

    12 March 2020 By Mel Godley - Category Buyer for Arts and Crafts at YPO

    As the Easter holidays approach, activities and crafts are the perfect way to encourage celebrations as well as keep children occupied. We've got you covered with these easy Easter activities to incorporate in your classroom or to celebrate at home!

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  • young boy holding football

    Top of the Sports - most loved products of 2019

    02 March 2020 By Matthew Pinder - Assistant Buyer of Sports at YPO

    Keeping up with the latest school sports trends is a vital way to engage students in your physical education lessons. Check out our countdown of the top 10 most loved sports equipment and products from 2019 to inspire your next class!

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  • pancakes topped with berries and fruit

    10 healthy alternative choices for Pancake Day

    24 February 2020 By Natalie Griffin - Campaign Manager at YPO

    As pancake day edges closer and closer we have to resist the urge to over-indulge on all things chocolate-y and sugary. But don't worry, we've got you covered with this list of healthy recipes for the tastiest toppings that are guilt-free.

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