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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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published new guidance for parents on how to challenge a Childcare Service decision.
Coram Family and Childcare has published the results of its Childcare Survey 2019, which has found that once again the cost of childcare across the UK has risen.
The Welsh Government have provided guidance on queries raised by the sector about the rate paid for the Childcare Offer for Wales and additional charges that may be charged by settings to parents. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi rhoi arweiniad pellach ynglŷn â’r ymholiadau a godwyd gan y sector o ran y gyfradd a delir ar gyfer y Cynnig Gofal Plant i Gymru a thaliadau ychwanegol y gallai sefydliadau eu codi ar rieni.
Today sees PACEY start work on our innovative new digital CPD resource EY Smart. Launched later this year, it will be free to practitioners.
PACEY is delighted to be launching Together for Twos, a project working with seven local authorities in England to support the parental take up of the 2-year-old offer with a focus on the benefits of using a childminder and increasing partnership with all early years professionals.
Read our handy guide to the key proposed changes to inspection in England, and make sure you respond to Ofsted’s consultation by 5th April.
Ofsted confirm childminder registration process is getting back on track after significant IT delays.
An all-party group of MPs in the House of Commons has published a report on tackling disadvantage in the early years, arguing that the Government has a “confused” approach to early years education, and policies such as 30 hours appear to be “entrenching disadvantage”.
We are very excited to announce that we’re supporting the 200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge – a global reading initiative from education charity Achievement for All.
A delegation from the early years sector in Malaysia recently visited PACEY’s headquarters in Bromley to find out more about the support we provide practitioners, and the childcare and early years landscape in the UK.