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NEWS: Ofsted publishes briefing on education recovery in early years providers in England

Today (20 July) Ofsted has published its latest briefing titled ‘Education recovery in early years providers: summer 2022’ drawing evidence from Ofsted summer term inspections in England and discussions with early years inspectors.  


NEWS: Red warning of extreme heat issued for areas in England

Today the Met Office has issued the first ever red extreme heat warning for areas in England on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July, where temperatures are predicted to break record highs.


NEWS: New Children and Families Minister announced in England

Today (13 July) Brendan Clarke-Smith has been announced as the new Children and Families Minister at the Department for Education. 


NEWS: Ofsted updates inspection handbook and supporting resources for inspections

Today (Monday 11 July) Ofsted has updated its inspection handbook and ‘myth busting page’ on GOV.UK in response to sector feedback.


NEWS: Do you recruit or manage staff? Free DBS: Making Recruitment Safer webinar this July

Are you currently managing staff in your setting? Or are you looking to recruit new staff for your nursery or childminder setting? Then this webinar is for you.


NEWS: Free webinar regarding the Early Years Educator (EYE) qualification review

PACEY will be hosting a free webinar with NCFE and Early Years Alliance (EYA) to provide further context around the review as well as early indicative findings. This webinar is available to any early years professional and is free to sign up.


NEWS: PACEY and the Fawcett Society compare worldwide systems of early years and childcare

PACEY has been working with The Fawcett Society on a new report launching today looking into comparative systems of early education and childcare across the world. 


NEWS: Government announces proposed changes in early years and childcare

Today (Monday 4 July) the Government in England has announced several proposed changes for the early years and childcare sector as part of its focus on improving the cost, availability and accessibility of provision for families.


NEWS: Government launches campaign to encourage take-up of childcare support

The Government has launched a renewed marketing campaign aiming to increase the number of families using government support for early education and childcare provision in England and Wales


NEWS: Ofsted figures show continued decline in providers in England

Yesterday Ofsted published its latest statistics on early years and childcare providers in England showing a continued decline in numbers.