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  • 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. 

  • Update to privacy policy

    Update to privacy policy

    At PACEY, at least annually, we review our privacy policy and update it to reflect new developments and requirements.

  • Healthy and Active Funding in Wales/ Cyllid Iach a Bywiog yng Nghymru

    Healthy and Active Funding in Wales/ Cyllid Iach a Bywiog yng Nghymru

    PACEY Cymru is excited to announce that they will be a co-delivery partner of the Welsh Active for Early Years programme through Healthy & Active Funding from Sport Wales.  Mae PACEY Cymru wrth ei bodd yn cyhoeddi y byddant yn bartner a fydd yn cyd-gyflwyno rhaglen Blynyddoedd Cynnar Bywiog Cymru drwy gyllid Iach a Bywiog Cymru gan Chwaraeon Cymru.

  • Voluntary Approval Scheme Wales/Cynllun Cymeradwyo Gwirfoddol Cymru

    Voluntary Approval Scheme Wales/Cynllun Cymeradwyo Gwirfoddol Cymru

    Update on the Childcare at Home Voluntary Approval Scheme in Wales from Welsh Government

    Diweddariad ar Cynllun Cymeradwyo Gwirfoddol Gofal Plant yn y Cartref yng Nghymru gan Lywodraeth Cymru

  • Drop in childminder numbers continues

    Drop in childminder numbers continues

    Ofsted has published its termly statistics on childcare providers and inspections in England covering the period between 31 December 2018 and 31 March 2019. 

  • Camau - Welsh Language Learning/ Camau – Cynllun Dysgu Cymraeg

    Camau - Welsh Language Learning/ Camau – Cynllun Dysgu Cymraeg

    A new scheme to help workers in the childcare, early years and playwork sector to learn Welsh and improve their language skills has been launched. Mae cynllun newydd i helpu gweithwyr yn y sector blynyddoedd cynnar, gofal pant a chwarae i ddysgu Cymraeg a gwella’u sgiliau wedi ei lansio.

  • PACEY policy - June

    PACEY policy - June

    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.

  • Childcare Offer in Wales Survey/ Arolwg Cynnig Gofal Plant yng Nghymru

    Childcare Offer in Wales Survey/ Arolwg Cynnig Gofal Plant yng Nghymru

    The Childcare Offer for Wales is now available in all areas of Wales, much earlier than the original timescale for implementation of 2020. PACEY Cymru are keen to hear from childminders in Wales, whether you have signed up to deliver the Childcare Offer in your area, or not. Mae’r Cynnig Gofal Plant i Gymru bellach ar gael ledled Cymru, sef lawer yn gynt na’r amserlen wreiddiol ar gyfer ei weithredu erbyn 2020.  Mae PACEY Cymru yn awyddus i glywed gan warchodwyr plant yng Nghymru, p’un a ydych wedi cofrestru i ddarparu’r Cynnig Gofal Plant yn eich ardal chi, ai peidio.

  • Partnerships with parents to support children's communication development

    Partnerships with parents to support children's communication development

    In a world of increasing pressures from daily life, now more than ever, we need to work with parents of young children to ensure they are confident in supporting their child’s speech and language development.

  • Childcare Expo returns to Manchester next week!

    Childcare Expo returns to Manchester next week!

    The excitement is building for the return of Childcare Expo, which is set to open its doors at EventCity in Manchester next week. On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June, the longest-running event for the early years and primary education sectors will host a jam-packed exhibition filled with leading industry suppliers and fun-filled feature areas.

  • Finding the time for continuous professional development

    Finding the time for continuous professional development

    We all need to do continuous professional development (CPD). As an early years childcare practitioner, it is your responsibility to make sure you’re doing regular continuous professional development and keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date. After all, you’re #notababysitter, right?