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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Report on the National Minimum Standards/ Adroddiad ar y Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol

Welsh Government have published the report on the review of the National Minimum Standards for regulated childcare.  Cyhoeddwyd Llywodraeth Cymru adroddiad ar y adolygiad Safonau Gofynnol Cenedlaethol ar gyfer gofal plant a reoleiddir.

19/07/2019

Consultation on early years childcare fees regulations

Today, the Department for Education (DfE) have launched a public consultation seeking views on proposed changes to early years fees paid to Ofsted.

18/07/2019

Holiday costs rise by three per cent

Holiday childcare costs have risen by three per cent in Britain since last summer with an average cost of £830 for six weeks of holiday childcare per child according to Coram Family and Childcare's 15th annual Holiday Childcare Survey.

16/07/2019

Online resources to support two year olds

Today, as part of our Together for Twos project in England, PACEY is launching the new 2-year-olds area of the website where practitioners can explore a collection of ideas, inspiration and tools to help them reflect on and extend their practice working with toddlers.

16/07/2019

PACEY members shortlisted for Nursery World Awards 2019

PACEY is delighted that a number of our members have been shortlisted for this year’s Nursery World Awards.

12/07/2019

Influence the future of childminding

The ongoing decline in the number of registered childminders in England and Wales means that childminding is in danger. Ultimately, we could have no childminders left by 2034. We need your help to influence the future of childminding. 

11/07/2019

Hungry little minds - new campaign from DfE

Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign that encourages parents and carers to adopt positive activities and behaviours to boost children’s communication, language and literacy development

02/07/2019

DfE publishes annual stats on government-funded places

The Department for Education (DfE) has released its annual statistics on take-up of the early years and childcare entitlements for two-, three-, and four-year-olds, Provision for children under 5 years of age in England, January 2019. This is also known as the Early Years Census. 

27/06/2019