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: Positive parenting summer roadshows / Sioeau teithiol

Just three months since physical punishment of children became illegal a series of parenting information roadshows will visit locations across Wales between June and September 2022. Tri mis yn unig ers i gosbi plant yn gorfforol ddod yn anghyfreithlon, bydd cyfres o sioeau teithiol sy’n rhoi gwybodaeth am fagu plant yn ymweld â lleoliadau ledled Cymru rhwng mis Mehefin a mis Medi 2022. 

30/06/2022

NEWS: PACEY supports BBC JoJo & Gran Gran Summer episode

We are thrilled to share that #TeamPACEY and PACEY Advisor, Pat Tomlinson reviewed and gave feedback to the BBC on content for JoJo and Gran Gran episode, 'It's Time to Meet a New Baby'.

23/06/2022

NEWS: Royal Foundation Centre For Early Childhood unveils new research on early years perceptions

Today (16 June), one year on from the launch of The Royal Foundation Centre For Early Childhood, it has unveiled the findings from its latest research looking into public perceptions of early childhood in England.

16/06/2022

NEWS: Applying for the Early Years Leadership NPQ in England

Further instructions on how to apply for the new Early Years Leadership NPQ which is fully funded for practitioners in England.

13/06/2022

NEWS: Government in England to ‘make it easier to be a childminder’  

In a speech on Housing and Cost of Living the Prime Minister briefly mentioned plans to look into changes for the early years and childcare sector, including 'making it easier' to be a childminder. 

09/06/2022

NEWS: Publication of Anti-racist Wales Action Plan / Cynllun Gweithredu Cymru Wrth-hiliaeth

The Welsh Government have published their Anti-racist Wales Action Plan that sets out the action they will take to make Wales an Anti-racist nation.  Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cyhoeddi ei Chynllun Gweithredu Cymru Wrth-hiliaeth sy'n nodi'r camau y byddant yn eu cymryd i wneud Cymru yn genedl wrth-hiliol.

09/06/2022

NEWS: Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) update Wales/Datganiad Hunanasesu Gwasanaeth

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) is postponing the requirement to submit a Self-Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) until 2023.  Mae Arolygiaeth Gofal Cymru (AGC) yn gohirio’r gofyniad i gyflwyno Datganiad Hunanasesu Gwasanaeth tan 2023

06/06/2022

NEWS: Take PACEY's survey on mental health and wellbeing

PACEY is carrying out a survey of early years and childcare practitioners in England and Wales around mental health and wellbeing.

01/06/2022

NEWS: Department for Education funding for Early Years Leadership NPQ

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced scholarship funding for practitioners in England to take part in the new NPQ in Early Years Leadership.  

27/05/2022