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  • 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.

  • Draft Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Code/ Cod Anghenion Dysgu Ychwanegol (ADY) drafft

    Draft Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Code/ Cod Anghenion Dysgu Ychwanegol (ADY) drafft

    The Minister for Education has published the summary of response report which presents the Welsh Government’s analysis of the 644 responses we received as well as the feedback from the regional stakeholder events and the engagement events with children, young people and parents.   Mae'r Gweinidog Addysg wedi cyhoeddi adroddiad yn crynhoi'r ymateb i'r ymgynghoriad. Mae'n amlinellu dadansoddiad Llywodraeth Cymru o'r 644 o ymatebion a ddaeth i law yn ogystal â'r adborth o'r digwyddiadau rhanbarthol i randdeiliaid a'r digwyddiadau ymgysylltu â phlant, pobl ifanc a rhieni.

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    Childcare organisations write joint letter to government

    A number of childcare organisations including PACEY have come together and sent a letter urging the government to address the early years funding shortfall. 

  • 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.

  • Ofsted webinar: What the education inspection framework means for childminders

    Ofsted webinar: What the education inspection framework means for childminders

    Ofsted held a webinar specifically for childminders on 10 June 2019 about what to expect from the education inspection framework (EIF) and what it means for childminders. Access the webinar now. 

  • 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?

  • 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.