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Renewed push to end reception baseline assessments in England

Since Nick Gibb’s new early years responsibilities have been announced there has been renewed support to sign a petition to block Reception Baseline Assessments (RBA).


Care Inspectorate Wales Annual Report / Adroddiad Blynyddol Arolygiaeth Gofal Cymru

CIW have published their Annual Report for 2018-2019. The report contains an insight into the registration, regulation and inspection of childcare and play settings across Wales. / Mae AGC wedi cyhoeddi eu Hadroddiad Blynyddol ar gyfer 2018-2019. Mae'r adroddiad yn cynnwys mewnwelediad i gofrestru, rheoleiddio ac arolygu gofal plant a lleoliadau chwarae ledled Cymru.


PACEY responds to The National Audit's value-for-money study

The National Audit is currently carrying out a value-for-money study on the Department for Education’s entitlements to early education and childcare in England which PACEY has given a response to. 


Schools Minister Nick Gibb to take on early years

The Department for Education has announced that Nick Gibb MP, the current minister for schools and standards will be taking on early education policy and childcare. 


Workload Advisory Group update

Read our update on PACEY's involvement in the Department of Education and Ofsted’s joint initiative on tackling excessive workload in the early year’s sector.


Early years minister announced to cover Kemi Badenboch maternity leave

Department for Education (DfE) have today announced that Michelle Donelan, the MP for Chippenham will temporarily replace Badenboch who has gone on maternity leave. 


£66 million for early years education announced in spending review

In the government’s spending round today, the Chancellor, Sajid Javid has announced £66 million extra spending on education for early years as well as £700 million for SEND.


Voluntary Approval in Wales / Cymeradwyo Gwirfoddol yng Nghymru

Update on the Childcare at Home Voluntary Approval Scheme in Wales from Welsh Government. Diweddariad ar Cynllun Cymeradwyo Gwirfoddol Gofal Plant yn y Cartref yng Nghymru gan Lywodraeth Cymru


PACEY Cymru Teddy Bear Picnics / Picnics Tedi Bêr PACEY Cymru

It’s been a busy few weeks for the PACEY Cymru team who have travelled the country to provide Teddy Bears Picnic events for childminders and the children in their care.  Mae hi wedi bod yn wythnosau prysur i dîm PACEY Cymru sydd wedi teithio’r wlad i ddarparu digwyddiadau Picnic Tedi Bêr ar gyfer gwarchodwyr plant a’r plant sydd dan eu gofal.


Tackling recruitment challenges

The sector is coming together to tackle recruitment challenges, with a wide-ranging research project looking at awareness and perceptions of early education and childcare across the generations.