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Childcare business grant scheme to close

The Department for Education has today announced that the Childcare Business Grant Scheme that is available to childminders, childcare providers on domestic premises and childminder agencies operating in England will be ending on 31 March 2019. PACEY has written to Government about this issue. 

20/11/2018

Childcare Expo London 2019

This inspiring and educational event for early years and primary education professionals is returning to Olympia London in March 2019. Childcare Expo London is a free and highly popular event for those working in the education sector, from nursery practitioners to headteachers and everything in between.

20/11/2018

Ofsted confirms there have been no changes to its registration policies

Rumours have been swirling that Ofsted’s registration policies have changed, and that all regular visitors to childminding settings such as cleaners and gardeners must complete a EY2 form and undergo a DBS check. 

15/11/2018

Be part of PACEY's official Christmas card!

We have launched our Christmas card competition! Be part of PACEY’s official digital Christmas card for 2018!

14/11/2018

Supporting home learning

We welcome the wide range of measures government announced today to support more families to create the positive home learning environments we know ensures their young children get the best start in life.

14/11/2018

Early evidence that rising costs are impacting on early years training and qualifications

Rising costs for childcare providers are leading to a decline in the number of practitioners undertaking a qualification, according to PACEY’s latest Building Blocks research.

12/11/2018

All Wales Induction Framework/ Fframwaith Sefydlu Cymru Gyfan

A new induction tool to boost the confidence and skills of early years and childcare workers has been launched by Social Care Wales.  Mae adnodd sefydlu, newydd i godi hyder a gwella sgiliau gweithwyr gofal iechyd a’r blynyddoedd cynnar wedi ei lansio gan Gofal Cymdeithasol Cymru.

07/11/2018

Projected £600m underspend in early years sector to go back to the Treasury

Labour analysis from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has revealed spending on the tax-free childcare scheme is projected to be £600m lower than expected over the next four years.

06/11/2018

DfE publishes new stats on childcare and early years providers in England

The Department for Education has published its 2018 survey of childcare and early years providers, which includes a separate fees survey for the first time.

01/11/2018

Dispelling childminding myths

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), PACEY Cymru, the Northern Ireland Childminding Association (NICMA), Childminding Ireland and the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) are working together to highlight the essential work that professional childminders deliver whilst busting myths and promoting key facts about their childcare services.

31/10/2018

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