News

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 calls for an end to music licenses for nurseries

PACEY has written to PPL and PRS for Music to ask them to suspend the requirement for nurseries to purchase an annual music license in order to play recorded music in their setting.

15/05/2019

New inspection framework for England published

Ofsted has finalised the details of the Education Inspection Framework (EIF), which will come into force in September and apply to all schools, colleges, further education institutions, and early years settings in England.

14/05/2019

PACEY Cymru needs your support! / Mae angen eich cefnogaeth ar PACEY Cymru!

PACEY Cymru needs childminders in Wales to share their views on the delivery of funded early education (Foundation Phase Nursery provision) through a Welsh Government survey that is currently open.  Gofynnir PACEY Cymru ar warchodwyr plant i rannu eu barn ar gyflwyno addysg gynnar a ariennir (darpariaeth Feithrin y Cyfnod Sylfaen) trwy arolwg Llywodraeth Cymru sydd ar agor ar hyn o bryd.

13/05/2019

PACEY joins leading early years organisations to call for more investment

PACEY has joined forces with leading early years organisations to call on the Department for Education to invest in high quality childcare and early education. 

13/05/2019

New Curriculum for Wales/Cwricwlwm newydd i Gymru

Welsh Government have published A Guide to Curriculum for Wales 2022.  The new Curriculum for Wales 2022 has been designed for all learners aged 3 to 16.  Cyhoeddwyd Llywodraeth Cymru Canllaw i Gwricwlwm i Gymru 2022.  Mae’r Cwricwlwm newydd i Gymru 2022 wedi ei ei gynllunio ar gyfer pob dysgwr 3 i 16 oed

08/05/2019

Join Ceeda's About Early Years research panel

Ceeda are looking for childminders in England to become part of their About Early Years research panel and take part in their spring survey looking at childminder costs and expenses.

01/05/2019

Social Mobility Commission recommends extending 30 hours to more disadvantaged families

The Social Mobility Commission has released a ‘State of Nation 2018-2019’ report, highlighting inequality in Britain. The report looks at early childhood, schools, universities, further education and work revealing that social mobility has been stagnant for the last four years.

30/04/2019

New Commission to tackle gender stereotypes from the Fawcett Society

New polling by campaigning charity the Fawcett Society has uncovered widespread concern about ‘pink for girls, blue for boys’ advertising by manufacturers and retailers. PACEY has joined the Commission experts along with 23 other members to tackle gender stereotypes. 

30/04/2019

Job Centre Plus partnership working in Wales

PACEY Cymru have recently delivered regional childminder information sessions to Job Centre Plus staff to inform and update them about the process involved in registering as a childminder and enable them to promote childminding as a career choice. 

29/04/2019

Updated statistics on the use of 30 hours released

The Department for Education (DfE) has released the latest statistics on the number of 30 hours childcare codes issued and validated up to 22 April for the summer term 2019

25/04/2019