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Rumours have been swirling that Ofsted’s registration policies have changed, and that all regular visitors to childminding settings such as cleaners and gardeners must complete a EY2 form and undergo a DBS check.
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We welcome the wide range of measures government announced today to support more families to create the positive home learning environments we know ensures their young children get the best start in life.
Rising costs for childcare providers are leading to a decline in the number of practitioners undertaking a qualification, according to PACEY’s latest Building Blocks research.
A new induction tool to boost the confidence and skills of early years and childcare workers has been launched by Social Care Wales. Mae adnodd sefydlu, newydd i godi hyder a gwella sgiliau gweithwyr gofal iechyd a’r blynyddoedd cynnar wedi ei lansio gan Gofal Cymdeithasol Cymru.
Labour analysis from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has revealed spending on the tax-free childcare scheme is projected to be £600m lower than expected over the next four years.
The Department for Education has published its 2018 survey of childcare and early years providers, which includes a separate fees survey for the first time.
The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), PACEY Cymru, the Northern Ireland Childminding Association (NICMA), Childminding Ireland and the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) are working together to highlight the essential work that professional childminders deliver whilst busting myths and promoting key facts about their childcare services.
Ofsted are hosting a webinar, taking place on 13 November 2018 for childminders in the South East region of England. You can register your interest here.
Welsh Government invites you to join one of their autumn regional information exchanges on the Childcare Offer for Wales. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru’n eich gwahodd i ymuno yn un o ddigwyddiadau Rhanbarthol Cyfnewid Gwybodaeth yn ystod yr Hydref.