For those that attended, and those that missed it, we've put together a summary of the wonderful workshops and learning opportunities gained at our conference on Saturday 16th May.
The Welsh government has published the final valuation report on the Foundation Phase (the statutory curriculum for children aged 3 to 7), following a three-year consultation process involving a number of universities.
Youth Sport Direct and YMCA, our partners in Be Real, have designed a new resource for those working in the early years. The Smart Start Club pack helps you to engage children in fun and effective physical activity, supporting development of the whole child and complementing the EYFS framework.
A free training course on disability for childcare professionals in Wales.
Sam Gyimah is to continue in the role of Childcare and Education minister which he held during the coalition’s tenure.
The overriding message from PACEY’s childcare sector survey is that pre-school children should be allowed to learn and develop life skills through play rather than formal, structured learning.
PACEY reaction to election outcome: We must ensure that quality takes centre stage
We would like to draw your attention to the results of a recent Coroner’s inquest into the death of a child in a nursery where raw jelly cubes were used as part of sensory play, during a free-flow arrangement within the nursery
The Fatherhood Institute has launched a scheme in the London borough of Tower Hamlets to draw young men from disadvantaged backgrounds into childcare.
PACEY signs open letter urging childcare policies to focus on quality over quantity
PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone involved in childcare and early education to provide high quality services, information and advice to children, their families and carers.
Across England and Wales we provide training, expert advice, help and peer support to practitioners and practical and impartial support and information for families and carers and those advising them. We represent the views and experiences of practitioners and champion their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.