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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.
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.
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.
As part of our ongoing work with the Regulation Matters campaign, we are supporting the launch of a nanny survey
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.
A new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies has revealed the extent of financial pressures felt by childcare providers in England as a result of the pandemic.
Development Matters has been updated to support the new EYFS and has been published today. It has been written to help early years providers understand and apply the EYFS correctly in their setting.
Creating Flexibility for Schools & Settings – Modification of the Basic Curriculum in Wales / Creu Hyblygrwydd i Ysgolion a Lleoliadau – Addasu'r Cwricwlwm Sylfaenol yng Nghymru
Today, the Sutton Trust has published a new report urging government to improve the training, pay and conditions of early years staff to support all children’s learning and development before school begins.
The Early Years Workforce Commission made up of a number of sector representatives, including PACEY, have today launched an employee survey and Call for Evidence for people working across the early years sector.