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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Following the temporary measures announced in response to the Omicron variant, PACEY sought clarification from the Department for Education on how the new variant will affect childminding settings in England. We have outlined further advice for PACEY members on travel restrictions and quarantine and what to do if a childminder or their household member is identified as a close contact of an Omicron case.
The DfE is reminding settings in England to continue testing over the festive break. The DfE has also warned of a fake email scam which asks settings to order test kits.
On Saturday 27 November, the Prime Minister announced new temporary measures in response to the Omicron coronavirus variant. There is a change to the isolation rules for confirmed or suspected close contacts of the Omicron variant.
PACEY has partnered with HyperJar, a money management app that uses digital ‘Jars’ to organise your spending, to give PACEY members an exclusive offer.
Yesterday PACEY received a letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, Minister Will Quince MP, in response to a letter we sent in September to welcome him to his new role.
Today as the UN Climate Change Conference focuses on children and young people, the DfE has committed to put action against climate change at the heart of education.
This afternoon (27 October) Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak made his Budget and Spending Review in the House of Commons. We have set out some of the key updates and PACEY's response.
PACEY has signed a joint letter to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak ahead of the Autumn Budget announcement later this afternoon.
PACEY Cymru are pleased to announce that through additional funding from Welsh Government until the 31 March 2022 we are able to provide funded PACEY practitioner level membership to eligible individuals in Wales.