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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: Wales completes move to alert level zero / Cymru yn cwblhau’r broses o symud i lefel rhybudd sero

On Friday 28 January, Wales will complete the move to alert level zero / Ddydd Gwener 28 Ionawr, bydd Cymru yn cwblhau’r broses o symud i lefel rhybudd sero.

28/01/2022

NEWS: DfE clarifies funding allocations less than originally expected

This week the Department for Education has clarified that its additional funding for entitlements over the next three years, first announced at the Autumn Budget 2021, will be lower than the figures PACEY and others in the sector were informed of when originally announced in October last year.  

27/01/2022

NEWS: DfE's 'Week 3' survey of settings open for responses

This week's Department for Education (DfE) 'pulse survey' of early years and childcare settings in England is now open. 

25/01/2022

NEWS: Take our survey on Universal Credit and childcare costs in England

We are inviting early years and childcare providers in England to take our latest survey on Universal Credit and Childcare Costs. 

21/01/2022

NEWS: Prime Minister announces a return to 'Plan A' in England

Yesterday the Prime Minister announced an end to ‘Plan B’ measures in England, with the lifting of the temporary measures put in place against the Omicron variant to return to ‘Plan A’ on 27 January.  

20/01/2022

NEWS: Upcoming parliamentary debate on the Role of Early Years Educators

Childcare and Early Education Week 2022 (#CEEWeek22) takes place in England next week between 24 and 28 January. This is the second annual CEE week, arranged by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Early Years and Childcare.

20/01/2022

NEWS: Temporary suspension of published ratings in Wales / Atal sgoriau cyhoeddedig dros dro yng Nghymru

CIW have decided to temporarily suspend publishing ratings in their inspection reports for childcare and play services. Mae AGC wedi penderfynu atal cyhoeddi graddau dros dro yn eu hadroddiadau arolygu ar gyfer gwasanaethau gofal plant a chwarae.

18/01/2022

NEWS: Temporary relaxation of some NMS in Wales / Estyniad pellach i ymlaci

Welsh Government have announced new relaxations to some of the requirements in the National Minimum Standards (NMS) for regulated childcare from the 17th January up to 1 April 2022.  Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cyhoeddi llacio newydd i rai o'r gofynion yn y Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol (NMS) ar gyfer gofal plant a reoleiddir o 17 Ionawr hyd at 1 Ebrill 2022.

17/01/2022

NEWS: DfE's 'Week 2' survey of settings open for responses

This week's Department for Education (DfE) 'pulse survey' of early years and childcare settings in England is now open.

17/01/2022

NEWS: DfE issues guidance for Early Years Census 2022

Today (14 January) the Department for Education (DfE) issued new guidance ahead of the January 2022 EY Census which starts next week in England.

14/01/2022