This is our 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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Staying cool in the summer

Guidance for childcare settings on coping in a heatwave has been published.


Change4Life and Disney to shake up the summer

Change4Life has teamed up with Disney to help children get active this summer, using their favourite Disney characters to inspire them to get active and have fun!


Early years and childcare in Wales

Care and Social Service Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) with ESTYN are developing a new inspection framework for all registered childcare services in Wales.


PACEY joins call to block Baseline Assessment

PACEY is backing the Better without Baseline in response to the government’s planned introduction of Baseline Assessments from September this year. 


Government announces GCSE-standard exit requirements for childcare apprentices

The Government has announced today that Childcare apprentices will have to show they have a good level of GCSE English and Maths by the end of their training. 


Poor language skills impact children's attainment

New research shows that poor children are ‘set up to fail’ by poor language and communication skills before the age of 5


Prevent duty law from 1 July

The Prevent duty requires all schools and early years and later years childcare providers to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.


PACEY offers practical new nutrition guide for childcare professionals

PACEY publishes Get Set to Cook, a new book to help childcare professionals deliver healthy, delicious food.


PACEY childminder on Queen’s Birthday Honours list

A childminder member of PACEY has been awarded the British Empire Medal in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. 


Consultation announced on cost of childcare

Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah has announced a cross-government review of the costs of providing childcare.