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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Fantastic response from the sector for our new project EY Smart

Since opening applications for our Practitioner Insight Panel (PIP) we have had over 300 professionals responded to our request to join our the panel that will help us scope our new, bite-sized training resource EY Smart by helping to develop and user test the format and content as it is created.


Registration officially OPEN for Childcare Expo Manchester

Following on from the tremendous success of the recent London event, Childcare Expo has now set its sights on EventCity in Manchester this Summer. Set to take over the venue for two days from 14 - 15 June, the show promises a bumper line-up of special guests, prominent industry speakers and a range of leading suppliers - and registration for the event is now open!


Childminders applauded for proactivity in combating smear test drops

PACEY is aware of a number of childminders across the country who are offering a free hour or two of care in their childminding setting, so that mums can go and get smear tests, helping to combat recent statistics from Public Health England that take-up rates of tests are at the lowest for about 20 years and from Public Health Wales that these have reached a 12 year low.


PACEY Cymru Foundation Phase events/Digwyddiadau Y Cyfnod Sylfaen PACEY Cymru

PACEY Cymru have provided a series of regional events through Foundation Phase funding from Welsh Government/PACEY Cymru wedi darparu cyfres o ddigwyddiadau rhanbarthol trwy gyllid Gyfnod Sylfaen derbyniwyd gan Lywodraeth Cymru. 


Do you work in an Ofsted-registered early years setting? We want to hear from you!

We want to know what you think about Ofsted’s new inspection proposals, and what support you might need. Please take our short survey.


Voluntary Approval Scheme Wales/Cynllun Cymeradwyo Gwirfoddol Cymru

Update on the Childcare at Home Voluntary Approval Scheme in Wales from Welsh Government

Diweddariad ar Cynllun Cymeradwyo Gwirfoddol Gofal Plant yn y Cartref yng Nghymru gan Lywodraeth Cymru


New research on the impact of gender stereotypes in early childhood

New research from the Fawcett Society has revealed that exposure to gender stereotypes as a child causes harm in later life.


'WeCare' Campaign Wales / Ymgyrch 'Gofalwn' Cymru

To help attract more people to work in care, a national campaign called WeCare has been launched today in Wales.  I helpu i ddenu mwy o bobl i weithio mewn gofal, mae ymgyrch genedlaethol o’r enw Gofalwn wedi’i lansio heddiw.


New research into the costs and funding of early education and childcare

The Department for Education (DfE) has published new research into the costs and funding of early education and childcare in England.


MPs call for early years “revolution” in England

A group of cross-party MPs is calling for an “early years revolution” to improve support and services for children in England in the first 1000 days of life.