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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National Children's Day 2019

National Children's Day UK (NCDUK) is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults. 


Easter bank holiday office closure

The PACEY office and phone lines will be closed from 5pm 18 April and will re-open on 23 April at 9am due to the Easter bank holiday. If you require any assistance please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


PACEY’s submission to Ofsted’s inspection consultation

PACEY has submitted a response to Ofsted’s consultation on the Education Inspection Framework, based on feedback from members.


Delivery delay on orders in the PACEY shop

Due to our annual stock take there may be a slight delay in receiving orders. We apologise for any inconvenience.


New Department for Education (DfE) analysis on 30 hours

The Department for Education has published new research on 30 hours using secondary analysis of the Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers 2018.


PACEY launches new campaign #notababysitter

Continuing on from our successful #ChildcareChampions campaign and our nationwide campaign created with the leading childminding associations across the UK, we are pleased to now launch #notababysitter.


New analysis of childcare and early years providers’ finances in England

The Department for Education has published an independent analysis of Early Years providers’ finances in England.


Updated statistics on the use of 30 hours released

Experimental statistics on the use of 30 hours funded childcare in the fifth term of national rollout, from January to March 2019 have been published by Department for Education. The publication includes estimates for the autumn term 2018 and the spring term codes issued and validated for 2019. 


New childcare employment programme in Wales

PACEY Cymru is supporting National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Cymru Childcare Works phase two in Wales.


Significant drop in childminders but inspection judgements improve

Ofsted has published its termly statistics on childcare providers and inspections in England covering the period between 31 August 2018 and 31 December 2018. The statistics show another decrease in the number of registered childminders, and an increase in the number of non-domestic providers. A majority of providers (95 per cent) continue to be good or outstanding, an increase of one per cent compared to last year.