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  • NEWS: SEED releases latest early years research

    NEWS: SEED releases latest early years research

    The longitudinal Study of Early Education and Development (SEED) has released its findings after following 6,000 children from the age of two into school looking at the impact of early education and the child outcomes at the start of school, and the important of the early years home environment.

  • NEWS: Survey reveals parent demand for funding and use of apps

    NEWS: Survey reveals parent demand for funding and use of apps

    The main findings from a follow-up survey with respondents to the 2018 childcare and early years survey of parents (CEYSP) reveals the demand for funding, the use of apps for learning and the amount of home learning happening every day.

  • BLOG: Exclusive interview with Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell

    BLOG: Exclusive interview with Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell

    As the best-selling author of How To Train Your Dragon and the current Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell knows exactly how young readers can become enthused by books. In this exclusive interview with PACEY, she explains what we can all do to help make stories come alive.

  • NEWS: Updated advice on Coronavirus (19 Feb)

    NEWS: Updated advice on Coronavirus (19 Feb)

    The government has updated its advice to early years providers, schools and further education providers about the Coronavirus outbreak, distributed via local authority teams in England and via the Welsh Government in Wales.

  • BLOG: The best of both worlds

    BLOG: The best of both worlds

    Childminder team Nursev and John Morris talk about their experience setting up in the sector and being able to support the growth of the next generation while spending time with their family and earning a living.

  • BLOG: Marketing your home-based childcare business

    BLOG: Marketing your home-based childcare business

    Many childminders are incredibly proud to represent the home-based childcare sector and provide high quality childcare within their home, but many want to be able to do more. Chloe shares some key elements that she has found essential for building her business and reputation.

  • NEWS: Research shows further challenges for the early years workforce

    NEWS: Research shows further challenges for the early years workforce

    A new report by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) reveals another picture of the early years workforce and the challenges for recruiting, retaining and developing staff in the sector.

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    NEWS: PACEY pushes to ban smacking in England and Northern Ireland

    After recent success in Wales who last week introduced a ban on smacking follow Scotland's introduction, PACEY has worked in partnership with key early years professionals and organisations to call on Government to do the same across England and Northern Ireland.

  • BLOG: Taking my first steps into childminding

    BLOG: Taking my first steps into childminding

    After spending my entire working life so far within early years settings, I decided last year that it was time to spend more time with my family and set up as a childminder – I have two young children, 8 and 2 years, and hope for more in the future! 

    I was unsure of how this process would work or even where to begin, until I came across a fantastic Facebook page called First Steps To Childminding (FSTC). This page was a total game changer!

  • BLOG: Who is interested in what type of sustainability?

    BLOG: Who is interested in what type of sustainability?

    Cheryl Hadland, Managing Director of Hadland Care Group, the umbrella company for Tops Day Nurseries, Aspire Training Team, and founder of GECCO, talks about how we can use our interests and make small changes to support the environment and the world.

  • BLOG: I wonder what she will be wearing?

    BLOG: I wonder what she will be wearing?

    Registered childminder Emma Raine speaks to PACEY and shares her experience of her recent Ofsted inspection.  

  • NEWS: CIW and online applications / Ceisiadau ar-lein AGC

    NEWS: CIW and online applications / Ceisiadau ar-lein AGC

    Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) has moved to an online application process for providers from today / O heddiw ymlaen mi fydd Arolygiaeth Gofal Cymru AGC (CIW) yn symud i broses ymgeisio ar-lein.