This is our latest news. Check back here for all PACEY announcements, news and views, as well as PACEY reaction to government announcements concerning the childcare sector. We'll also share reports and findings from regulatory bodies and our various partner organisations.
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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.
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