News

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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PACEY submits evidence to childcare inquiries

PACEY has submitted written evidence to two governmental committees examining the issue of childcare.

13/02/2018

Time for Transitions training event in Wales

We would like to invite members and all registered childminders and nannies in Wales to attend our free PACEY Cymru 'Time for Transitions' training event, supported by Welsh Government funding.  

15/02/2018

Removal of the Ofsted early years self-evaluation form (SEF)

As of 1 April 2018, Ofsted will be removing the self-evaluation form (SEF) from its website. 

12/02/2018

Changes to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in Wales

Care Inspectorate Wales are making changes to how you can apply for DBS checks in relation to CIW applications or renewals.

12/02/2018

Childminders and Related Children Survey for Wales

Following the change in guidance from Welsh Government on childminders providing childcare for related children, who do not live with them, PACEY Cymru provides an update on lobbying work and calls for support in gathering evidence.

12/02/2018

Updated 30 hours stats published by Department for Education

The Department for Education has released updated statistics on the number of 30 hours childcare codes issued and validated for the spring term 2018 as well as a more detailed local authority breakdown. 

08/02/2018

New early years minister finally confirmed

After a cabinet reshuffle led to a number ministerial changes at the Department for Education (DfE), the minister with responsibility for early years has finally been officially confirmed as Nadhim Zahawi MP.

06/02/2018

Raising awareness of a career in the childcare industry

As part of the ongoing Inspiring A Future in Childcare campaign, there will be a Childcare Career Speed Networking event on Thursday 1 February to raise awareness of the range of career options which exist in the childcare sector. Learn more about how you can get involved in future events.

30/01/2018

Continued investment and support needed for childcare and early education workforce

Save the Children have released their latest report on childcare 'Lost opportunities, Lost incomes - Why families in England need further reform of childcare and early education to get into work'.

23/01/2018

PACEY products survey - have your say

We are continually looking for ways to improve our member benefits, and we would really value your feedback on the product areas you think we should be focusing on. Fill in our survey with a chance to win a £50 love2shop voucher!

17/01/2018