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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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NEWS: PACEY launches partnership with Early Years Resources (EYR)

PACEY is excited to announce that it has now extended its shop product range as part of a new partnership with Early Years Resources (EYR). The partnership allows PACEY members to buy a fantastic choice of EYR products directly from the PACEY online shop.

18/05/2022

NEWS: Free webinars as part of the Mayor's London Early Years Campaign

PACEY is working with the Mayor’s London Early Years Campaign to run a series of free webinars for Job Centre Plus staff, social workers, and health visitors in the London area, helping them to better understand and promote childcare offers and entitlements across the capital.

16/05/2022

NEWS: Government to consult with sector on regulation change in England

Today a news article published in the Sun suggests a range of measures being looked at, including changes to ratios in group settings, expansion of entitlements and business contributions. 

13/05/2022

NEWS: New EYFS guidance for progress checks at age two

Today (11 May) the Department for Education has published new early years foundation stage guidance for the progress check at age two for early years and childcare providers in England. 

11/05/2022

NEWS: PACEY responds to Queen's Speech 2022

Yesterday (10 May) The Prince of Wales delivered the Queen’s Speech at the state opening of parliament. The Queen’s Speech this year focused on easing the pressure of cost of living for families, growing the UK economy and ‘levelling up’. 

11/05/2022

NEWS: Digital learning resources for infection prevention and control in Wales/Adnoddau dysgu digidol ar gyfer atal a rheoli heintiau

Social Care Wales have developed a set of digital learning modules to help anyone involved in the social care or early years and childcare sector know how to behave to reduce the spread of infections.  Gofal Cymdeithasol Cymru wedi datblygu set o fodiwlau dysgu digidol i helpu unrhyw un sy’n ymwneud â’r sector gofal cymdeithasol neu’r blynyddoedd cynnar a gofal plant i wybod sut i ymddwyn i leihau lledaeniad heintiau.

05/05/2022

NEWS: National Autism Team Wales launch campaign/Ymgyrch Tîm Awtistiaeth Cenedlaethol Cymru

The National Autism Team Wales have launched a new campaign called ‘Can You See Me Early Years’. The campaign aims to inform the Early Years sector of the resources available to support them in becoming autism aware settings.  Mae Tîm Awtistiaeth Cenedlaethol Cymru wedi lansio ymgyrch newydd ‘Weli Di Fi Blynyddoedd Cynnar’. Nod yr ymgyrch yw hysbysu’r sector Blynyddoedd Cynnar o’r adnoddau ar gael i’w cefnogi i fod yn lleoliadau sy’n ymwybodol o awtistiaeth.

05/05/2022

NEWS: PACEY supports Local Authorities with recruitment campaign

Today PACEY has launched a digital campaign to support local authorities in England and Wales with recruitment of early years and childcare professionals.

04/05/2022

NEWS: Government hints at changes to ratio requirements in England

This week we have seen a number of media reports about the Government’s plan to look at easing early years and childcare regulations in England (including potentially changing childcare ratios) to reduce costs for families. 

28/04/2022

NEWS: Ofsted publishes its new five-year strategy

Ofsted has published its five-year strategy setting out key areas of focus between 2022 and 2027. Ofsted continues to work to ‘raise standards and improve lives’ supporting children and young people in England who have been impacted by the pandemic. 

26/04/2022