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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

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    Procuring your specialist decorator paints

    05 November 2020 By Jo King - Category Buyer for Facilities Management at YPO

    As the Christmas holidays are fast approaching, have you thought about getting your buildings, classrooms and premises decorated ready for the new year and next school term?

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  • Keeping your outdoor areas cosy in winter

    04 November 2020 By Cosy

    Winter is coming – but don’t let that stop you from embracing the great outdoors! Playing outdoors in the fresh, chilly open air can help build resistance and improve health.

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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

    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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  • Flourishing after lockdown

    20 October 2020 By Habiba Khan, Preschool Room Leader/SENCO at Creative Child Nursery

    After being enveloped in the safety and familiarity of their homes for so long, we could only imagine how daunting it would be for our children to contemplate emerging from the comfort of their loved ones and venture back into a drastically changed world. It was vital for us to maintain our children’s happiness, to welcome them back into their home away from home and most importantly, to prioritise their wellbeing. With all that in mind, we enriched our outdoor learning environment and bought nature back into our setting.

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  • woman ticking off checklist on notepad

    Writing a specification for temporary recruitment

    19 October 2020 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer for HR Services at YPO

    Having a strong specification to find a provider to manage your temporary recruitment requirements increases the chances of having a successful service. Here's a checklist of things to consider whilst writing your specification!

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    Five cleaning tips to help you prepare for winter

    16 October 2020 By Jonathan Carr - Assistant Category Buyer of Cleaning and Hygiene at YPO

    The dark nights are starting to close in, which can mean only one thing, winter is coming! Here’s our top five cleaning tips to help you with the winter months and prepare for the cold times ahead.

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  • dad working from home with daughter

    Increased flexibility in the workplace

    14 October 2020 By John Quirk - TMP and Ebony Armitage - YPO

    Flexible working is a way of working that suits employers and employee needs. For example, flexible working arrangements can include having flexible start and finish times or working from home when necessary.

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  • Meet the education procurement team - Liann

    14 October 2020 By Liann Thomson - MAT Relationship Manager at YPO

    Liann has worked at YPO for nearly five years where her role has evolved massively. Now leading the education procurement team, Liann is responsible for managing the partnerships with YPO's MAT customers and pulling together their procurement tender responses.

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