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    Leading early years organisations launch EYFS survey

    A new coalition of early years organisations, including PACEY, has launched a survey to better understand the sector’s opinion of and attitude towards the EYFS ahead of a government consultation later this year.

  • PACEY Policy – May 2019

    PACEY Policy – May 2019

    Welcome to PACEY’s regular policy update, which provides a summary of the latest policy developments in England and Wales concerning childcare and early years, and how we are representing your views to key decision makers.

  • Family life today: where’s the harm?

    Family life today: where’s the harm?

    This Child Safety Week (3-9 June), the Child Accident Prevention Trust are calling on parents, carers and practitioners to take a look around their homes and gardens and consider the dangers lurking. To think about the things we use every day that may pose a threat to our children.

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    PACEY office bank holiday closure

    The PACEY office and phone lines will be closed from Friday 5pm 24 May and will re-open on Tuesday 28 May at 9am due to the bank holiday weekend. If you require any assistance please email support@pacey.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Education inspection framework: guide to key changes

    Education inspection framework: guide to key changes

    Read our guide (FREE for members) to the key changes to early years inspections in England, which will come into effect in September 2019.

  • Tech savvy toddlers: technology and communication development

    Tech savvy toddlers: technology and communication development

    Technology is increasingly central to how we live, work and interact with each other. It's also changing the ways that we communicate with people. This blog explores how technology can support children’s communication. 

  • Wales office telephone number / Rhif ffôn swyddfa Cymru

    Wales office telephone number / Rhif ffôn swyddfa Cymru

    The telephone number for our Wales office has changed to 02920 351407 and replaces the previous 0845 number / Mae rhif ffôn ein swyddfa yng Nghymru wedi newid i 02920 351407 ac mae'n disodli'r rhif 0845 blaenorol

  • Launch of the Early Years Education and Childcare Learn Welsh Scheme / Lansiad Cynllun Dysgu Cymraeg Addysg a Gofal Plant y Blynyddoedd Cynnar

    Launch of the Early Years Education and Childcare Learn Welsh Scheme / Lansiad Cynllun Dysgu Cymraeg Addysg a Gofal Plant y Blynyddoedd Cynnar

    PACEY Cymru have been working with The National Centre for Learning Welsh around training and support for early years practitioners / Mae PACEY Cymru wedi bod yn gweithio gyda Chanolfan Genedlaethol Dysgu Cymraeg ynghylch hyfforddiant a chefnogaeth i ymarferwyr blynyddoedd cynnar

  • Tackling stereotypes in early years with Gender Action

    Tackling stereotypes in early years with Gender Action

    Through decades of research, it has become clear that stereotypes play a significant role in how children view themselves and their abilities. This can cap their ambitions and affect their wellbeing. At Gender Action, we believe no child should be limited by stereotypes.

  • Going wild - 30 days wild this June

    Going wild - 30 days wild this June

    Now in its fifth year, The Wildlife Trust’s annual 30 Days Wild challenge is back and it’s bigger and wilder than ever! Get outdoors this June and enjoy Random Acts of Wildness that enable everybody to engage with nature on their doorstep.

  • PACEY calls for an end to music licenses for nurseries

    PACEY calls for an end to music licenses for nurseries

    PACEY has written to PPL and PRS for Music to ask them to suspend the requirement for nurseries to purchase an annual music license in order to play recorded music in their setting.

  • Yoga for children

    Yoga for children

    Stephanie works as an independent yoga teacher as well as teaching Tatty Bumpkin children's yoga classes. Here, Stephanie tells us about the benefits of children's yoga and how it can help to balance out a busy schedule.