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PACEY raises concerns about Channel 4's 'Train your baby like a dog'

PACEY has been made aware of a programme being aired on Channel 4 tomorrow called 'Train Your Baby Like a Dog' and have raised our concerns to the broadcaster. Find out how you can do the same.


Welsh Government report on findings/Adroddiad Llywodraeth Cymru ar ganfyddiadau

The purpose of the call for evidence was to seek views on The Child Minding and Day Care Exceptions (Wales) Order 2010, which sets out exceptions to what constitutes ‘child minding’ or ‘day care for children’. A report setting out the responses has been published.  Diben y cais am dystiolaeth oedd ceisio barn ar Orchymyn Eithriadau Gwarchod Plant a Gofal Dydd (Cymru) 2010, sy’n pennu eithriadau I’r hyn sy’n gynwysedig yn y diffiniadau o ‘gwarchod plant’ neu ‘gofal dydd i blant’.  Cyhoeddwyd adroddiad ar yr ymatebion.


New PACEY e-book Education Inspection Framework and You now available

PACEY’s comprehensive guide through changes to inspection due to the Education Inspection Framework in England is now available to purchase in the PACEY shop.


You can’t put a price on advertising your childcare business. So we haven’t.

PACEY has spent the last few months behind the scenes updating SearchChildcare, our childcare directory, and now it's back - bigger and better than ever before! 


New early years ministers confirmed

After the annoucement of Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister, there has been a cabinet reshuffle and a number of ministerial changes at the Department for Education (DfE), including the departure of Nadhim Zahawi MP and Damian Hinds MP.


Food and Nutrition Survey/Arolwg Bwyd a Maeth

Welsh Government have published a survey for provider’s views on the Welsh Government’s Food and Nutrition for Childcare Settings. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cyhoeddi arolwg ar gyfer barn y darparwr ar Fwyd a Maeth ar gyfer Lleoliadau Gofal Plant.


New opportunities to join the PACEY Board

We're looking for up to four additional Trustees to join our Board. All must have strong strategic leadership skills as well as financial and political awareness. Whatever your background, most important of all is that you are passionate about ensuring high quality early education and childcare for all children and families.


Report on the National Minimum Standards/ Adroddiad ar y Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol

Welsh Government have published the report on the review of the National Minimum Standards for regulated childcare.  Cyhoeddwyd Llywodraeth Cymru adroddiad ar y adolygiad Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol ar gyfer gofal plant a reoleiddir.


Consultation on early years childcare fees regulations

Today, the Department for Education (DfE) have launched a public consultation seeking views on proposed changes to early years fees paid to Ofsted.


Holiday costs rise by three per cent

Holiday childcare costs have risen by three per cent in Britain since last summer with an average cost of £830 for six weeks of holiday childcare per child according to Coram Family and Childcare's 15th annual Holiday Childcare Survey.