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.

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Online resources to support two year olds

Today, as part of our Together for Twos project in England, PACEY is launching the new 2-year-olds area of the website where practitioners can explore a collection of ideas, inspiration and tools to help them reflect on and extend their practice working with toddlers.


Ofsted's free webinar on the EIF

Free Ofsted webinar for London-based providers will explore the new Education Inspection Framework and offer the opportunity to ask questions of key Ofsted staff.


PACEY members shortlisted for Nursery World Awards 2019

PACEY is delighted that a number of our members have been shortlisted for this year’s Nursery World Awards.


Influence the future of childminding

The ongoing decline in the number of registered childminders in England and Wales means that childminding is in danger. Ultimately, we could have no childminders left by 2034. We need your help to influence the future of childminding. 


Hungry little minds - new campaign from DfE

Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign that encourages parents and carers to adopt positive activities and behaviours to boost children’s communication, language and literacy development


DfE publishes annual stats on government-funded places

The Department for Education (DfE) has released its annual statistics on take-up of the early years and childcare entitlements for two-, three-, and four-year-olds, Provision for children under 5 years of age in England, January 2019. This is also known as the Early Years Census. 


Healthy and Active Funding in Wales/ Cyllid Iach a Bywiog yng Nghymru

PACEY Cymru is excited to announce that they will be a co-delivery partner of the Welsh Active for Early Years programme through Healthy & Active Funding from Sport Wales.  Mae PACEY Cymru wrth ei bodd yn cyhoeddi y byddant yn bartner a fydd yn cyd-gyflwyno rhaglen Blynyddoedd Cynnar Bywiog Cymru drwy gyllid Iach a Bywiog Cymru gan Chwaraeon Cymru.


Voluntary Approval Scheme Wales/Cynllun Cymeradwyo Gwirfoddol Cymru

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


Drop in childminder numbers continues

Ofsted has published its termly statistics on childcare providers and inspections in England covering the period between 31 December 2018 and 31 March 2019. 


Camau - Welsh Language Learning/ Camau – Cynllun Dysgu Cymraeg

A new scheme to help workers in the childcare, early years and playwork sector to learn Welsh and improve their language skills has been launched. Mae cynllun newydd i helpu gweithwyr yn y sector blynyddoedd cynnar, gofal pant a chwarae i ddysgu Cymraeg a gwella’u sgiliau wedi ei lansio.