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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Ofsted are inviting early years practitioners to attend one of the Early Years Curriculum Workshops, which are taking place on various dates and locations. All details, including timings, can be found during registration. Find out more.
The Department for Education (DfE) has released the latest statistics on the number of 30 hours childcare codes issued and validated for the spring term 2019.
The children and families minister, Nadhim Zahawi MP, spent the morning visiting a childminding setting in Hayes, in South East England, run by PACEY member and board member, Vicky Walsh.
During February and March thanks to Welsh Government funding PACEY Cymru will be offering two training opportunities over seven events. Yn ystod Chwefror a Mawrth, diolch i arian gan Lywodraeth Cymru bydd PACEY Cymru yn cynnig dau gyfle hyfforddi dros saith digwyddiad.
The Education Policy Institute have published a comparative analysis on the early years workforce in England using the Labour Force Survey. Read our full summary and comments.
After announcing changes to the current common inspection framework (CIF) in October 2018, Ofsted has today published a consultation on proposals for changes to the education inspection framework (EIF) to take effect from September 2019.
It has been a busy week in the news this week, with concerns for children's sugar consumption, as well as life-saving skills and first-aid training. We have put together a news roundup in case you missed anything.
A cross-party group of MPs has published a report calling for changes to the way that childcare costs are paid in Universal Credit, arguing that the current system “directly conflicts” with the Government’s aim of getting more people into work.
The Department for Education have now released the outcome of a consultation that took part in March-May 2018 seeking the views of parents' and their children's use of childcare and early years as well as their views and experience.
The Department for Education (DfE) has published a report from the Children’s Services Omnibus, which explores senior local authority views on early years and childcare provision, and other children’s services. The responses reveal the scale of the challenge of increasing take-up of the two-year-old offer, and the impact of 30 hours on the other entitlements.