2015 News

National Children's Day 2015

The second National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK2015) is on Sunday 17th May and here at PACEY we’re supporting the campaign that highlights the importance of play.


PACEY reaction to party manifestos

We are now just a few weeks away from polling day for the 2015 General Election, and all of the main parties have now published their manifestos, with clear pledges on childcare in all of them.


Helping families be school ready

Many families will today be finding out whether their child has got their first choice of primary school.


Related children funding

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) will once again be raising the issue of free entitlement funding for children related to childminders with the next government, following recent confusion on the issue in Lancashire.


Safeguarding and British values update

Don’t miss the latest policy and government updates you need to be aware of as a childcare practitioner. We’ve rounded up the latest changes you need to know.


Common Inspection Framework consultation events

Ofsted will be hosting three events for early years providers to talk about the Common Inspection Framework.


Integrated review support

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has published guidance, commissioned by the Department of Health, on the integrated review for 2-year-olds.


Latest Ofsted figures

Latest figures from Ofsted covering the last quarter of last year have shown an increase in Good or Outstanding rated nurseries and childminders.


Starting School Together

PACEY has been awarded a grant for 2015-16 of £350,000 from the Department for Education, as part of its Voluntary and Community Sector procurement programme.


Changes to the Registration of Childcare Provision in Wales Consultation

Welsh Government has launched a consultation entitled ‘Changes to the Registration of Childcare Provision in Wales’.