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  • Report on the National Minimum Standards/ Adroddiad ar y Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol

    Report on the National Minimum Standards/ Adroddiad ar y Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol

    Welsh Government have published the report on the review of the National Minimum Standards for regulated childcare.  Cyhoeddwyd Llywodraeth Cymru adroddiad ar y adolygiad Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol ar gyfer gofal plant a reoleiddir.

  • Consultation on early years childcare fees regulations

    Consultation on early years childcare fees regulations

    Today, the Department for Education (DfE) have launched a public consultation seeking views on proposed changes to early years fees paid to Ofsted.

  • Selective mutism, quiet children and reluctant talkers

    Selective mutism, quiet children and reluctant talkers

    There is growing concern that selective mutism is on the rise in young children. Many early years professionals are contacting me through the I CAN Enquiry Service helpline to raise concerns over children who will not talk in their setting, but are very talkative elsewhere (such as at home). ICAN gives you some tips. 

  • Holiday costs rise by three per cent

    Holiday costs rise by three per cent

    Holiday childcare costs have risen by three per cent in Britain since last summer with an average cost of £830 for six weeks of holiday childcare per child according to Coram Family and Childcare's 15th annual Holiday Childcare Survey.

  • Online resources to support two year olds

    Online resources to support two year olds

    Today, as part of our Together for Twos project in England, PACEY is launching the new 2-year-olds area of the website where practitioners can explore a collection of ideas, inspiration and tools to help them reflect on and extend their practice working with toddlers.

  • Keep calm – let’s talk about self-regulation

    Keep calm – let’s talk about self-regulation

    The subject of self-regulation is complex, but, in simple terms, it could be described as the ability to manage your own energy states, emotions, behaviours and attention, in a socially acceptable way. Early childhood consultant Sue Asquith shares some key advice and support.

  • Ofsted's free webinar on the EIF

    Ofsted's free webinar on the EIF

    Free Ofsted webinar for London-based providers will explore the new Education Inspection Framework and offer the opportunity to ask questions of key Ofsted staff.

  • PACEY members shortlisted for Nursery World Awards 2019

    PACEY members shortlisted for Nursery World Awards 2019

    PACEY is delighted that a number of our members have been shortlisted for this year’s Nursery World Awards.

  • Registration now OPEN for Childcare Expo Midlands 2019

    Registration now OPEN for Childcare Expo Midlands 2019

    For the tenth year running, Childcare Expo Midlands is preparing to return to Coventry to celebrate the show's milestone birthday on 27 - 28 September, and registration for the last event of the year is now open.

  • Reusable nappies – a childminder’s perspective

    Reusable nappies – a childminder’s perspective

    When I was starting out I borrowed a kit from my local reusable nappy library; I was a massive skeptic and had already decided in advance that reusable nappies were unhygienic, expensive, and way too fiddly for everyday use. How wrong I was!

  • Finding quality quicker in Wales

    Finding quality quicker in Wales

    Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) has begun to publish ratings for childcare and play inspection reports. Gill Huws-John from the CIW Childcare and Play Inspection Team explains how they work.

  • What does the new inspection framework mean for childminders?

    What does the new inspection framework mean for childminders?

    It has been a month since Ofsted published the education inspection framework, which will take effect in September. Ofsted gives some advice to childminders. 

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