2015 News

Ofsted updates Conflicts of Interest Policy for Inspectors

Following major concerns about consistencty of inspectors, Ofsted has updated its policy on conflicts of interest for inspectors. 


A new play-based research centre launches funded by Lego charity

Thanks to a grant from the Lego Foundation, a new research centre focused on the role of play in the early years has just launched at Cambridge University.


The SBEE Act 2015: what it means for childcare providers

An explanation of what the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 that comes into force 1 Jan 2016 means for childminders and domestic childcare providers.


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Have your say on the range of issues affecting PACEY members.


‘Early education has never been stronger’ says Ofsted

The early years sector has been applauded in Ofsted's fourth annual report on schools and further education. 


What you need to know about the funding review

The Department for Education (DfE) has published the results of its funding review into the cost of providing childcare in England. Read the key findings here.


Your views on the Childcare Bill

Early years providers have been invited to have their say on the Childcare Bill.


More details around 30 hours of free childcare revealed

The Government is planning to double the amount of free childcare for 3- and 4-year-olds of working parents in 2017


PACEY partners with TfL on Children's Traffic Club London

Work that enables Transport for London's programme to clearly signpost to the EYFS


Spending and funding review details announced

The Chancellor announced today in his Autumn Statement the outcome of the government’s childcare funding review and further details of eligibility for the free 30 hours childcare.