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Yesterday (23 June) the Department for Education in England responded to an ongoing petition calling for a review into childcare funding and affordability, stating that the Government is not planning to review the childcare system.
CIW have announced that registered childcare and play providers in Wales will be required to complete and submit their Self-Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) using CIW Online between 7 July and 4 August 2021. Mae AGC wedi cyhoeddi y bydd yn ofynnol i ddarparwyr gofal plant a chwarae cofrestredig yng Nghymru lenwi a chyflwyno eu Datganiad Hunanasesu Gwasanaeth (SASS) gan ddefnyddio AGC Ar-lein rhwng 7 Gorffennaf a 4 Awst 2021.
Summer of Fun to support children and young people recover from the pandemic / Haf o Hwyl i helpu plant a phobl ifanc i adfer o’r pandemig
Today the Duchess of Cambridge launches The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, aiming to improve awareness of the impact of the first five years of life and take action to improve support for the early years.
The latest data from the REACT study in England suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic is growing exponentially, based on coronavirus test results reported between 20th May and 7th June. The majority of infections is reported in children (aged 5 to 12 years) and young adults (aged 18 to 24).
From September 2021, all early years providers in England must follow the new early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework. The DfE has launched an online service to support practitioners to meet the new EYFS.
Following the announcement of government’s Covid-19 recovery measures in England last week, PACEY has joined an important coalition of over 240 stakeholders to call on government to reconsider these plans and urgently boost investment for children and young people.
PACEY responds to the potential plans to extend the school day in England as part of the government's plan to support children and young people 'catch up' on lost learning.
Yesterday the UK government published details of the fifth SEISS grant which covers the period of May to September 2021.
Today the government in England has announced the next step of its education recovery plan, setting out measures to support all children aged 2 to 19 whose education has been affected by the pandemic.