2015 News

Wales Business Assessment Update

The deadline for the assessment has been extended


New details emerge as Lords scrutinise the Childcare Bill

House of Lords condemns lack of detail in Childcare Bill


Ofsted’s Childcare and Inspection Outcomes shows reduction in childminder numbers.

Ofsted publishes Early Years statistics for 2014-15


PACEY backs campaign to support free childcare places for disabled children

PACEY has given its backing to a campaign to support free childcare places for disabled children. 


Government figures show childcare providers rising to the challenge of more free places

Recently published figures shows majority of 3 and 4-year-olds in 'good' or 'outstanding' childcare settings


Tax-free childcare delayed until 2017

The launch of tax-free childcare has been delayed until early 2017


Staying cool in the summer

Guidance for childcare settings on coping in a heatwave has been published.


Change4Life and Disney to shake up the summer

Change4Life has teamed up with Disney to help children get active this summer, using their favourite Disney characters to inspire them to get active and have fun!


Early years and childcare in Wales

Care and Social Service Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) with ESTYN are developing a new inspection framework for all registered childcare services in Wales.


PACEY joins call to block Baseline Assessment

PACEY is backing the Better without Baseline in response to the government’s planned introduction of Baseline Assessments from September this year.