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The new Conservative government has confirmed that their manifesto pledge to double access to free childcare will be presented as the basis of their Childcare Bill.
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The Welsh government has published the final valuation report on the Foundation Phase (the statutory curriculum for children aged 3 to 7), following a three-year consultation process involving a number of universities.
For those that attended, and those that missed it, we've put together a summary of the wonderful workshops and learning opportunities gained at our conference on Saturday 16th May.
Youth Sport Direct and YMCA, our partners in Be Real, have designed a new resource for those working in the early years. The Smart Start Club pack helps you to engage children in fun and effective physical activity, supporting development of the whole child and complementing the EYFS framework.
A free training course on disability for childcare professionals in Wales.
Sam Gyimah is to continue in the role of Childcare and Education minister which he held during the coalition’s tenure.
The overriding message from PACEY’s childcare sector survey is that pre-school children should be allowed to learn and develop life skills through play rather than formal, structured learning.
PACEY reaction to election outcome: We must ensure that quality takes centre stage
We would like to draw your attention to the results of a recent Coroner’s inquest into the death of a child in a nursery where raw jelly cubes were used as part of sensory play, during a free-flow arrangement within the nursery
The Fatherhood Institute has launched a scheme in the London borough of Tower Hamlets to draw young men from disadvantaged backgrounds into childcare.
PACEY has joined with other early years organisations and experts to express our opposition to the planned introduction of baseline assessments in reception.
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PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. A standard-setting organisation, we promote best practice and support childcare professionals to deliver high standards of care and learning. Since 1977 we have provided high quality support to our members and worked with government, local authorities and others to raise standards.
Together with our members - childminders, nannies and nursery workers - we are working to become the professional association for everyone in childcare and early years and ensure our members are recognised for the vital role they play in helping children get the best start in life.