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.

If you have a story that you think will be of interest to PACEY please contact the press office.

We are always interested to hear your views on our news, so if you feel strongly about any of the issues you read about here, please do get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Exciting news on funded training in Wales / Newyddion cyffrous ar gyllid yng Nghymru

In line with funding from Welsh Government from October 21-March 22 PACEY Cymru are now able to offer a package of subsidised pre-registration training and support.  Yn unol â chyllid gan Lywodraeth Cymru rhwng Hydref 21 a Mawrth 22, rydym bellach yn gallu cynnig pecyn o hyfforddiant a chymorth cyn-gofrestru â chymhorthdal.


NEWS: Single mum Nichola Salvato will ask for Supreme Court ruling on childcare payments

PACEY continues to support single mother Nichola Salvato in her legal challenge around childcare payments.


NEWS: PACEY joins call for Government in England to #BuildBackChildhood

Today PACEY is proud to join over 700 organisations calling on Government in England to make a strategic investment in babies, children and young people in the upcoming autumn Spending Review


NEWS: Nuffield Foundation review calls for reform of early education and childcare

Today (20 October) The Nuffield Foundation published its latest review into early education and childcare titled ‘The role of early childhood education and care in shaping life chances’, which PACEY contributed to. 


NEWS: Childminder success in WeCare Wales competition / Llwyddiant gwarchodwr plant yng nghystadleuaeth Gofalwn Cymru.

PACEY Cymru were delighted to hear that PACEY member Gaynor Richards, a childminder from Llandysul, was the winner of the recent competition run by WeCare Wales on Instagram following nomination and a public vote. Roedd PACEY Cymru yn falch iawn o glywed mai aelod PACEY, Gaynor Richards, gwarchodwr plant o Landysul, oedd enillydd y gystadleuaeth ddiweddar a gynhaliwyd gan Gofalwn Cymru ar Instagram yn dilyn enwebiad a phleidlais gyhoeddus


NEWS: Leeds University survey of nannies and nursery managers

PACEY members in England and Wales who work as a nanny or within a nursery setting are invited to take part in a survey on working during the Covid-19 pandemic.


NEWS: Additional FAQs for early years and childcare settings in England

This week the DfE issued further clarification on coronavirus measures in a FAQ document for early years and childcare settings in England.


NEWS: DfE announces new NPQ for early years in England

The Department for Education has announced its reformed National Professional Qualifications which includes a new qualification in Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL) available from autumn 2022.


NEWS: COVID-19 Testing for children in Wales / Profion COVID-19 i blant

The Minister for Education and the Welsh Language has today announced the future arrangements for COVID-19 Testing for children and young people in Wales.  Cyhoeddodd y Gweinidog Addysg a’r Gymraeg heddiw trefniadau i ddod ar gyfer Profion COVID-19 i blant


NEWS: Confusion over plans to relax childcare ratios in England

Over the weekend, new reports published in the Telegraph hinted at potential government plans to relax adult-child ratios in early years settings in England if staff qualification levels were higher.