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  • Yellow Door blog

    Mud kitchen activity ideas

    29 March 2019 By Corin Redsell , Yellow Door

    When children are outdoors they connect with mother nature and learn a lot from her. It will help them develop self-esteem, enhances confidence and paves the way for more role-play, creativity, communication and team-work. You’ll always find a contented and happy child in a mud kitchen.

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  • energy efficiency blog

    Energy efficiency in schools

    20 March 2019 By Kerry Walker - Energy Category Buyer

    Are you a school or academy constantly under funding pressures? Many of you are being forced to make cuts that leave your school suffering and trying to make the most of the resources you have. Imagine if you could relieve some of the financial pressure by saving money through your energy... This blog tells you how!

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  • Enabling a winning environment for bidding

    Enabling a winning environment for bidding

    14 March 2019 By Jeremy Brim - the bid toolkit

    Submitting tenders for public sector organisations can often be a daunting and challenging process. Suppliers struggle to increase and maintain win rates, finding their submissions don’t quite hit the mark. YPO have partnered with the bid toolkit to help you write better bids for public sector contracts. Lets look at enabling a winning environment for bidding...

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  • Public sector procurement overview

    Public Sector Procurement Overview

    14 March 2019 By Jeremy Brim - the bid toolkit

    The challenge for suppliers is to sustainably and predictably grow your business through increased win rates. Many struggle to gain insight into client drivers and how well to prepare for bids. With an average win rate on an unpredictable and short term of pipeline opportunities, you don't want to be losing bids on quality submission scores and compliance issues.

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  • Encouraging active lifestyles in and out of school

    11 March 2019 By Jo-Anne Town - Early Years and PE Leader, Gooseacre Primary Academy

    There is strong evidence that regular physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits for children. The UK chief medical officers recommend that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day.

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  • Craft activities for Mother's Day

    06 March 2019 By Amelia Clutton, Category Buyer - Arts, Crafts and Creative Textiles

    Getting children to make take home gifts to coincide with key events is a great way to build relationships with parents. If you wanted to, you could even use this as a fundraising activity and ask parents to buy their child’s creation. With Mother’s Day coming up soon, we’ve provided a couple of fun craft activities you could do with children for this.

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  • Charlotte Kennett

    Charlotte's apprenticeship journey

    06 March 2019 By Charlotte Kennett, Category Buyer - Corporate Services

    Charlotte joined YPO as an apprentice back in 2013 when she was just 16. Fast forward six years and she's climbed the ladder to her current role as category buyer and now manages the national YPO Apprenticeships framework!

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  • Apprentice Dental Nurse

    Spring into a new job

    05 March 2019 By Lizzy Grayson, Category Manager - Corporate Services

    Spring is a season of new beginnings and opportunities so if you’re thinking of a career change or gaining a new qualification, there is no time like the present. Fortunately, there’s never been a better time to begin on a career path you’re excited by, and support has never been more readily available.

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  • What's it like being an apprentice at YPO?

    05 March 2019 By Jorden Nestor, Business Administration Apprentice - YPO

    Are you considering an apprenticeship? Want to know more about what they’re like? In this blog, i'll be telling you about my time as an apprentice and how the experience is helping me progress with my future.

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  • travel blog getting the right training

    Implementation Guide - Getting the right training

    01 March 2019 By Alex Detheridge - Click Travel

    Now you know what’s expected of your organisation when implementing a new travel management company (TMC), let’s look forward a bit at how to get the right training in order to make transition as smooth as possible and quickly begin seeing the full benefits of your new travel partnership.

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