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  • Pritt Stick

    Seven ways to make your Pritt Sticks go further

    06 January 2022 By The YPO Team

    There’s three weeks of term left, and you’ve got nothing but four Pritt Sticks and a bit of willpower to get you and your 30 children through that big craft project coming up. You plead with the powers that be to get some brand new ones, but the budget’s all gone for the term. Do you know the feeling?

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  • Christmas bauble activity

    Festive fun for early years

    15 December 2021 By The YPO Team

    Children will have hours of fun getting into the festive spirit with these Christmas activities, including arts and crafts.

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  • Snowman craft

    Christmas craft activities for children

    07 December 2021 By The YPO Team

    Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy festive craft activities (unless you’re Scrooge or The Grinch), especially if they’re quick, easy and fun! Here are four interactive craft activity ideas you can steal this year, all made using paper plates.

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  • Classroom

    Why a breath of fresh air matters in school

    01 December 2021 By Leitz UK Marketing Team

    After many months of virtual learning, UK pupils are nearing the completion of the first full term back in the classroom with their peers and teachers, engaging with their education in person. Most schools have adopted new safety protocols to protect students and staff since September, but there is a large threat looming unnoticed and untreated that threatens the health of these groups daily.

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  • Christmas jumper

    Five reasons to make a DIY Christmas jumper

    30 November 2021 By Heidi Winter, Communications Assistant at YPO

    The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner, and nothing screams ‘IT’S CHRISTMASSS’ more than getting into a festive, cosy jumper. Here are five reasons to have a go at making your own this year.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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