This is our 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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'Planning for Learning' events in Wales

We would like to invite all members and registered childminders in Wales to free PACEY Cymru training events, supported by Welsh Government funding, on the theme of `Planning for Learning’. Two events will take place on Saturday, 17 September 2016 9.30am – 1pm, one in Colwyn Bay, North Wales and one in Neath , South Wales.


Funding formula - FAQs and illustrative levels

Confused by the funding formula consultation? See our FAQs here.


Consultation on changes to early years funding published

The Department for Education today has published the long-awaited early years national funding formula consultation.


New childcare minister announced

The Department for Education has confirmed the minister with responsibility for childcare and early years.


Top things childcare providers need to know about Tax-Free Childcare

The Government has published new guidance for childcare providers in preparation for the introduction of Tax-Free Childcare.


PACEY's spotlight on nannies

Read more about PACEY's current research into the role of a working nanny.


Amanda Spielman appointed as next Ofsted Chief Inspector

Amanda Spielman has been appointed as Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (HMCI).


Save the Children: Boys falling behind in the early years

Save the Children has published a report today which reveals that nearly 90,000 boys fell behind in early language and communication skills by at the age of 5 last year.


Leadsom sparks outrage with male nanny comments

Newly appointed Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom MP, has suggested men should not be nannies because they may be paedophiles.


Thousands of 2-year-olds missing out on free early education

Around 80,000 disadvantaged 2-year-olds are not benefitting from the free early education they are entitled to, according to a new survey from Ofsted.