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  • BLOG: The dangers of unregistered care

    BLOG: The dangers of unregistered care

    In recent days, as many registered childcare providers continue to follow government guidance and remain closed to all but the children of critical workers and vulnerable children, we have seen a growing number of organisations and individuals promoting unregulated childcare services for these groups. It worries me and it is certainly worrying many of our PACEY members who are contacting us to raise their justifiable concerns.

  • BLOG: Facing uncertain times together

    BLOG: Facing uncertain times together

    I've certainly never known a situation as all-encompassing and fast moving as the one created by the current Coronavirus pandemic. The government enforced closure of schools and childcare settings, while completely and understandably necessary, has resulted in endless issues for childcare providers and parents alike.

  • NEWS: Critical workers to get free childcare/ Gweithwyr hanfodol i gael gofal plant am ddim

    NEWS: Critical workers to get free childcare/ Gweithwyr hanfodol i gael gofal plant am ddim

    The Welsh Government is launching a coronavirus childcare assistance scheme to support Wales’ critical workers / Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn lansio cynllun cymorth gofal plant coronafeirws i gefnogi gweithwyr hanfodol Cymru.  

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    NEWS: PACEY submits extra evidence to Treasury Committee

    PACEY has today submitted further evidence to the Treasury Committee following the Chancellor's announcement of support for the self-employed.

  • BLOG: Nurseries on the front line

    BLOG: Nurseries on the front line

    Cheryl Hadland, Managing Director of Tops Day Nurseries shares a glimpse of dealing with COVID-19: Life on the front line for nurseries.

  • BLOG: Making sense of the finances

    BLOG: Making sense of the finances

    Yesterday (26/3/2020) the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, announced a range of measures to help support self-employed workers affected by the spread of COVID-19. While this is welcome news to many, some will find it a challenge to find the finances they need to keep afloat between now and the beginning of June when the first payment will be made.

    PACEY's Director of Finance explains more.

  • NEWS: Chancellor announces package of support for self-employed

    NEWS: Chancellor announces package of support for self-employed

    The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, MP, has today announced a package of support available from government for self-employed workers to help them cope with the current coronavirus crisis.

     

  • BLOG: What support is on the way for the self-employed?

    BLOG: What support is on the way for the self-employed?

    PACEY has been working relentlessly to keep up the pressure on the government and specifically the Chancellor for a fair package for self-employed workers. Policy Advisor, Helen Donohoe talks through the current situation.

  • NEWS: PACEY survey reveals devastating impact of COVID-19 on childcare provision

    NEWS: PACEY survey reveals devastating impact of COVID-19 on childcare provision

    A new survey by PACEY has revealed the devastating impact the COVID-19 outbreak is having on childcare provision across England and Wales.

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    NEWS: PACEY writes to Chancellor about concern for self-employed

    As part of our ongoing work to push for more financial support for the early years sector, in particular, for self-employed childminders, PACEY has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP expressing key concerns. 

  • NEWS: Letter from Vicky Ford MP and updated DfE guidance released - England only

    NEWS: Letter from Vicky Ford MP and updated DfE guidance released - England only

    As the government steps up plans to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, has written an open letter to the sector about the recent changes to childcare provision in light of the Government’s response to COVID-19.

  • NEWS: Chancellor looking at support for self-employed

    NEWS: Chancellor looking at support for self-employed

    Today, during a sitting in the House of Commons, Chancellor Rishi Sunak addressed what is being done to support self-employed individuals across the UK. Read what he said and PACEY's comments.