Welcome to PACEY's latest news. Check back here for all PACEY announcements, news and views, as well as PACEY reaction to government announcements concerning the childcare sector. We'll also share reports and findings from regulatory bodies and our various partner organisations.

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PACEY office bank holiday closure

The PACEY office and phone lines will be closed from Friday 5pm 25 May and will re-open on Tuesday 29 May at 9am due to the bank holiday weekend. If you require any assistance please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


GDPR now live

Today the General Data Protection Regulation becomes law. 


PACEY Cymru at the Senedd

Claire Protheroe, National Manager for Wales for PACEY Cymru gave evidence to the Welsh Assembly's Children, Young People and Education Committee at the Senedd on the Childcare Offer Bill (Wales) which looks at the mechanism of using HMRC to check eligibility for parents/carers looking to access Childcare Offer funding in Wales. 


Do you accept Sodexo childcare vouchers?

A number of PACEY members have alerted us to an issue with childcare voucher supplier Sodexo. These members have received a message from Sodexo saying they must complete a form and return it to them, as part of GDPR compliance. This form incorrectly assumes that providers are data processors of Sodexo's data. PACEY has raised concerns with Sodexo and is advising members not to take any action until PACEY has sought legal advice on members’ behalf.


PACEY wins at MemCom Awards 2018

PACEY is delighted to announce that we have won 'Best Magazine for a Professional Association' at the prestigious MemCom Awards 2018. 


Childcare Expo is coming - plus get 20% off seminars

Childcare Expo Manchester is once again set to take over EventCity this June. If there is one show guaranteed to give you inspiration, this is it. Running over two days, 15 – 16 June, the third northern event promises a bumper agenda with a full exhibitor line-up, as well as a range of interesting speakers and workshops


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 summer term 2018. This follows statistics released in April 2018 on the use of 30 hours childcare for the Spring term and Summer term up to 9th April 2018. 


GDPR - PACEY's privacy settings

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, comes into force on 25th May. It is a really positive step towards you and other individuals having more control over how your personal data is used and how you are contacted by us and other organisations. 


MPs launch inquiry into impact of the early years on life chances

An all-party group of MPs in the House of Commons Education Committee has launched an inquiry into the impact that the early years of a child's life have on their life chances. The deadline to submit evidence is Friday 1st June 2018.


Latest on childminder de-registrations in Wales

Following the publication of the PACEY Cymru Childminder De-registrations in Wales report in 2017 we have published an update on statistics and work that has been undertaken against the recommendations.