News

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: Facebook live with Dr Julian Grenier, 30 September at 7pm

We'll be chatting to Dr Julian Grenier live on Facebook on Wednesday 30 September at 7pm about Development Matters, the changes - and what they mean for providers. Plus we'll get all your questions answered.

25/09/2020

NEWS: Chancellor announces updated Covid-19 financial support

Today Rishi Sunak MP, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, set out how the government will continue to support jobs and the economy, as the pandemic presents on-going challenges for all aspects of society. We have summarised the relevant updates we have so far but expect more information to be released throughout the day and over the coming weeks.

24/09/2020

NEWS: Businesses, parents and childcare sector call for investment to stem Covid childcare crisis

Today a broad group of organisations representing businesses, parents, children, childcare providers, and workers united to renew pressure on the Treasury to take action to prevent nurseries and childminders from closing up shop due to coronavirus and issue a joint statement on childcare.

24/09/2020

NEWS: New self-isolation support payment

PACEY has welcomed the government’s new £500 Test and Trace Support payment to help people on lower incomes to self-isolate without worrying about their finances.

23/09/2020

NEWS: Updates to early years guidance for Covid-19 in England published

Following announcements today from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the "Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak" guidance has been updated.

22/09/2020

NEWS: PACEY Cymru book launch/Lansiad llyfr PACEY Cymru

International ‘Talk like a pirate day’ on Saturday was chosen as the date for launch of the new PACEY Cymru storybook Pirate Puw’s Quest.  Dewiswyd Diwrnod Cenedlaethol ‘Siarad fel Môr Leidr’ fel y dyddiad ar gyfer lansio llyfr stori newydd PACEY Cymru, Chwilfa Puw y Môr Leidr.

21/09/2020

NEWS: Testing turmoil for childcare providers in England

PACEY has this week been overwhelmed by many of its 20,000 members in England – childminders, nurseries and pre-schools – saying they cannot access the Covid-19 tests they need to know if they must temporarily close their service due to a suspected case of the virus. PACEY is calling on the Department for Education to take urgent steps to address the current delays to Covid-19 testing.

17/09/2020

NEWS: Update on the EYFS disapplications in England

The current disapplications to the EYFS in England that were initially applied in April 2020 due the pandemic will be lifted on 25 September 2020 and reviewed on a monthly basis by the Department for Education.

07/09/2020

NEWS: Nanny survey aims to help understand opinions on registration

As part of our ongoing work with the Regulation Matters campaign, we are supporting the launch of a nanny survey

04/09/2020

NEWS: Further extension to the temporary relaxation of some NMS in Wales / Estyniad pellach i ymlacio dros dro rhai SGC yng Nghymru

Welsh Government have further extended the timescale for the temporary changes to some of the requirements in the NMS up to 31 December 2020 / Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi ymestyn yr amserlen ymhellach ar gyfer y newidiadau dros dro i rai o'r gofynion yn y Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol hyd at 31 Rhagfyr 2020.

04/09/2020