2015 News

Government announces GCSE-standard exit requirements for childcare apprentices

The Government has announced today that Childcare apprentices will have to show they have a good level of GCSE English and Maths by the end of their training. 


Poor language skills impact children's attainment

New research shows that poor children are ‘set up to fail’ by poor language and communication skills before the age of 5


Prevent duty law from 1 July

The Prevent duty requires all schools and early years and later years childcare providers to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.


PACEY offers practical new nutrition guide for childcare professionals

PACEY publishes Get Set to Cook, a new book to help childcare professionals deliver healthy, delicious food.


PACEY childminder on Queen’s Birthday Honours list

A childminder member of PACEY has been awarded the British Empire Medal in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. 


Consultation announced on cost of childcare

Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah has announced a cross-government review of the costs of providing childcare.


Ofsted launches new Common Inspection Framework

 Ofsted has launched what it describes as ‘the biggest change to education inspection’ since its inception


Ofsted renews third party contracts for early years inspections

Ofsted has renewed contracts with its third party providers for the inspection of early years settings.  


What PACEY members need to know about the Childcare Bill

Advice for PACEY members about the Childcare Bill and the proposed introduction of 30 hours free childcare for working parents of 3 and 4-year-olds.


Ofsted clarifies ratios for childminders

Ofsted has clarified details of childminder ratios.