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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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  • Two colleagues working

    Five tips to help adapt to a hybrid working model

    07 October 2021 By Ian Dickinson - Key Account Manager at Banner

    Adapting to the right hybrid working model is going to be crucial for many organisations moving forward. Whilst a hybrid model can deliver value for both employers and staff, it does not come without its challenges to make it a worthwhile experience for all.

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  • Counselling

    World Mental Health Day – Happiness at work

    05 October 2021 By Jacob Smith at Wellbeing Solutions

    The 10th October this year marks World Mental Health Day – an international day of recognition of the legitimacy and urgency of mental health issues across society.

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  • biomass storage

    Four top tips to store your biomass

    04 October 2021 By Sam Johnson - Assistant Category Buyer for Energy at YPO

    During recent times, there has been a huge strain on public sector organisations to make the transition to renewable fuels. One of these has been the use of biomass – and in turn this has brought many challenges.

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