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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: SEED releases latest early years research

The longitudinal Study of Early Education and Development (SEED) has released its findings after following 6,000 children from the age of two into school looking at the impact of early education and the child outcomes at the start of school, and the important of the early years home environment.

21/02/2020

NEWS: Survey reveals parent demand for funding and use of apps

The main findings from a follow-up survey with respondents to the 2018 childcare and early years survey of parents (CEYSP) reveals the demand for funding, the use of apps for learning and the amount of home learning happening every day.

21/02/2020

NEWS: Updated advice on Coronavirus (19 Feb)

The government has updated its advice to early years providers, schools and further education providers about the Coronavirus outbreak, distributed via local authority teams in England and via the Welsh Government in Wales.

19/02/2020

NEWS: Research shows further challenges for the early years workforce

A new report by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) reveals another picture of the early years workforce and the challenges for recruiting, retaining and developing staff in the sector.

11/02/2020

NEWS: PACEY pushes to ban smacking in England and Northern Ireland

After recent success in Wales who last week introduced a ban on smacking follow Scotland's introduction, PACEY has worked in partnership with key early years professionals and organisations to call on Government to do the same across England and Northern Ireland.

10/02/2020

NEWS: CIW and online applications / Ceisiadau ar-lein AGC

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) has moved to an online application process for providers from today / O heddiw ymlaen mi fydd Arolygiaeth Gofal Cymru AGC (CIW) yn symud i broses ymgeisio ar-lein.

04/02/2020

NEWS: Updated advice on Coronavirus

The government has issued advice to early years providers, schools and further education providers about the Coronavirus outbreak. 

04/02/2020

NEWS: PACEY responds to EYFS consultation

Following the Government's formal consultation on the changes it proposes to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework which closed yesterday, PACEY has submitted a response to the Department for Education.

01/02/2020

NEWS: Wales and physical punishment of children/ Cymru a chosbi plant yn gorfforol

Wales has become the latest country to join a select group of around 58 nations around the world to end the physical punishment of children / Cymru yw’r wlad ddiweddaraf i ymuno â’r grŵp dethol o tua 58 o wledydd ar draws y byd i roi diwedd ar gosbi plant yn gorfforol.

29/01/2020

NEWS: PACEY supports legal challenge against Universal Credit

Leigh Day solicitors, as representatives, issued a claim in the High Court against the Department for Work and Pensions with supporting evidence from key early years organisations including PACEY.

28/01/2020