2015 News

Government calls for participants in 30 hours free childcare trial

The Government has asked childcare providers in England to come forward to participate in trials for the expanded free entitlement offer from September 2016.



Parents anxious about children starting school

New research shows parents have high level of anxiety about their children starting school.


New money management for children project launched

The Money Advice Service and Big Lottery Fund in Wales have announced a collaboration on a new pilot project which aims to teach children money management skills.


First aid partnership in Wales

PACEY Cymru has teamed up with training provider Reactive First Aid to offer accredited Paediatric First Aid training in Wales.


Lifting the lid on Baseline Assessment

In response to the need for more information on baseline assessment, PACEY has compiled answers to the key questions being raised.


New report shows English children among unhappiest in the world

A report by The Children's Society shows English school children suffer low body confidence and self esteem, leading to overall unhappiness.


Updates to Ofsted guidance on inspecting inadequate providers

Rewritten guidance for providers in England is now available.


PACEY sale now on!

The PACEY Sale has now launched with up to 50% OFF selected products.


Ofsted announces new inspection measures from 1 September 2015

Ofsted announces changes to inspection notification for early years providers on non-domestic premises in England.


New report underlines importance of school readiness

New report argues that ‘school readiness’ at age 5 has a strong impact on future educational attainment and life chances.