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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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  • man conducting online interview

    The effects of COVID-19 on roles in recruitment

    03 July 2020 By YPO, Capita and Reed

    This is the second blog in our series, exploring what has been happening in the recruitment sector and how it has been impacted by COVID-19, as well as how the sector has adapted to the challenges faced.

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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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  • cloud services and technology

    'Anything as a service' - what does it mean?

    25 June 2020 By Charlie Holland and Robyn Lamport-Rann - ICT Procurement Services at YPO

    The world of technology and all of its many acronyms can be a confusing place for us all, especially with the pace that technology is evolving and the list of abbreviations that is ever expanding. One of the latest is ‘XaaS’ which stands for ‘Anything as a Service’, but what does it actually mean?

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  • YPO

    Meet the Framework Manager - Jack Appleton

    25 June 2020 By Jack Appleton - Framework Manager for Furniture at YPO

    Jack Appleton joined YPO 9 years ago and has recently become the Framework Manager for Furniture.

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  • Illuminations are not just for Christmas

    23 June 2020 By Kath Johnson - Category Buyer of Highways at YPO

    Recent developments in technology has meant that we can now use LED technology to illuminate our favourite buildings and architecture, as well as our highways. The energy efficiencies and the affordability are providing us with opportunities to explore cost-effective solutions to improve our environment.

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  • woman digital recruitment

    How has Covid-19 affected the recruitment sector?

    19 June 2020 By YPO, Capita and Comensura

    In a series of three blogs, we will be exploring what has been happening in the recruitment sector and how it has had to adapt to the challenges faced.

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  • sports equipments

    Keeping children active in the current environment

    17 June 2020 By John Healey - Category Buyer of Sports at YPO

    Thinking of ways to keep students active whilst safely social distancing is a cause of concern within the educational environment. Core contact sports are currently being replaced by activities which allow for social distancing whilst maintaining a high level of active movement.

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  • man wearing smart watch

    Smart Tech in the new World

    11 June 2020 By Sarah Sesum - Category Manager of ICT at YPO

    As the world starts to get back to the reality of moving away from home working and more of us are facing going back into offices and workspaces under the new strict working and social distancing rules, how can Technology assist?

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  • early years leader playing with child

    Enabling early years to express their emotions

    10 June 2020 By Catherine Chell from Learn Well

    As we think about returning to school and welcoming back a sense of normality , it’s worth taking some time to think about the very different experiences the children in your care will have had during lockdown and the types of emotions they may be struggling to process.

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