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  • Latest statistics on 30 hours released

    Latest statistics on 30 hours released

    The Department for Education (DfE) has released the latest statistics on the number of 30 hours childcare codes issued and validated for the autumn term 2018 up to 6 August

  • What does high-quality early years provision look like?

    What does high-quality early years provision look like?

    Two newly published reports examine the key features of quality in early years childcare provision, with the aim of understanding which have the greatest potential to maximise child outcomes.

  • CIW confirms process for DBS Checks in Wales

    CIW confirms process for DBS Checks in Wales

    CIW have published revised guidance and the answers to some 'Frequently Asked Questions' in relation to DBS checks, relevant to all childcare and play providers in Wales.  This includes the details of future payments for DBS checks.

  • 30 hours - one year on

    30 hours - one year on

    Almost a year since the full roll out of the Government’s flagship 30 hours early education policy, new research from PACEY’s latest Building Blocks survey highlights how childcare providers are coping with the scheme.

  • BookTrust Cymru Early Years Practitioner Conferences 2018

    BookTrust Cymru Early Years Practitioner Conferences 2018

    BookTrust Cymru are inviting early years practitioners in Wales to join them at their Early Years Practitioner Conferences this Autumn for lots of practical ideas and resources to use in your settings.

  • Government U-turn on graduates

    Government U-turn on graduates

    The minister responsible for childcare and early years, Nadhim Zahawi MP, has written a letter to the Chair of the Education Select Committee to explain that the Government will not be taking forward the key commitments it made in its 2017 Early Years Workforce Strategy concerning Early Years Teachers.

  • Holiday costs rise by four per cent

    Holiday costs rise by four per cent

    Family and Childcare Trust have released their 17th annual Holiday Childcare Survey showing that holiday costs have risen by four per cent in Britain since last summer. 

  • Schools not the only way to tackle childhood obesity

    Schools not the only way to tackle childhood obesity

    Ofsted have released their thematic review into what actions schools are taking to reduce childhood obesity after publishing their 'Childhood obesity: a plan of action' back in August 2016.

  • Latest statistics on 30 hours released

    Latest statistics on 30 hours released

    The Department for Education (DfE) has released the latest statistics on the number of 30 hours childcare codes issued and validated for the autumn term 2018 and the final numbers for the end of the summer term 2018.

  • PACEY members shortlisted for Nursery World Awards 2018

    PACEY members shortlisted for Nursery World Awards 2018

    Congratulations to all PACEY members nominated for the 2018 Nursery World Awards. 

  • Safeguarding statutory guidance updates

    Safeguarding statutory guidance updates

    Department for Education have updated the statutory guidance and framework on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. 

  • Disqualification by association removed for schools and group settings

    Disqualification by association removed for schools and group settings

    Following a consultation in 2016, the Government has decided to remove disqualification by association for staff in schools and non-domestic early years settings. Childminders are unaffected by the change, and remain subject to disqualification by association.