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Latest News & Blogs

  • NEWS: Wales and physical punishment of children/ Cymru a chosbi plant yn gorfforol

    NEWS: Wales and physical punishment of children/ Cymru a chosbi plant yn gorfforol

    Wales has become the latest country to join a select group of around 58 nations around the world to end the physical punishment of children / Cymru yw’r wlad ddiweddaraf i ymuno â’r grŵp dethol o tua 58 o wledydd ar draws y byd i roi diwedd ar gosbi plant yn gorfforol.

  • NEWS: PACEY supports legal challenge against Universal Credit

    NEWS: PACEY supports legal challenge against Universal Credit

    Leigh Day solicitors, as representatives, issued a claim in the High Court against the Department for Work and Pensions with supporting evidence from key early years organisations including PACEY.

  • BLOG: Filling the jar, a view on CPD

    BLOG: Filling the jar, a view on CPD

    There is a story about a wise man who filled a jar with large rocks until it was full. He then poured smaller rocks into the cracks, and finally sand into the smaller cracks until it was truly full. Training courses are big rocks. I'm going to look at a CPD intervention from the 'sand' category.

  • BLOG: Early years nutrition

    BLOG: Early years nutrition

    Food consumed in childhood can shape future health and one of the most important roles we have in the world is to feed children. Louise Mercieca, looks more on how we can support early years and nutrition.

  • NEWS: Duchess of Cambridge launches early childhood survey

    NEWS: Duchess of Cambridge launches early childhood survey

    HRH Duchess of Cambridge has launched a landmark survey which gives people across the UK an opportunity to provide their view on raising the next generation.

  • BLOG: Let your setting shine

    BLOG: Let your setting shine

    If you're running a childcare business, it can be tricky to find the time to keep a steady stream of families interested in your setting when you're engrossed in nappy changes, tea time and the school run! But look around, the key to business success is right in front of you. 

     

  • NEWS: Ofsted annual report 2018/19

    NEWS: Ofsted annual report 2018/19

    Ofsted has published its Annual Report 2018/19, which includes early years as well as schools, further education, and skills and social care in England.

  • NEWS: EPI releases latest workforce report

    NEWS: EPI releases latest workforce report

    The Education Policy Institute (EPI) have published a comparative analysis on the early years workforce in England using data from the Labour Force Survey.

  • BLOG: Different types of CPD and trying something new

    BLOG: Different types of CPD and trying something new

    The ever changing sector has highlighted more than ever, the importance of continuous professional development (CPD). Chloe explores a new type of CPD in early years as well as what she finds most useful when it comes to developing her knowledge.

  • NEWS: Investigation reveals underspend of childcare funding

    NEWS: Investigation reveals underspend of childcare funding

    Following an investigation by NDNA and a Freedom of Information (FOI) act request to all English local education authorities (LEAs), it has been revealed that three-quarters of LEAs in England underspent their childcare funding for three- and four-year-old places.

  • NEWS: New shadow minister for early years confirmed

    NEWS: New shadow minister for early years confirmed

    Tulip Siddiq, MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, has been named as the Labour's new shadow early years minister.

  • NEWS: PACEY meets with minister

    NEWS: PACEY meets with minister

    Yesterday, PACEY Chief Executive, Liz Bayram and Policy Advisor, Helen Donohoe, met with the Rt. Hon. Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards at the Department for Education (DfE) to discuss key early years issues.