August 2015

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.


PACEY responds to the call for evidence on the cost of providing childcare

PACEY has submitted evidence to the Department for Education as part of its call for evidence on the cost of providing childcare in England. 


Welsh Government publishes revised foundation phase framework

The Welsh Government has published the Curriculum for Wales: Foundation Phase Framework


New training course launch: Working with fathers

Today we’re excited to announce the launch of our brand new course: Effective Partnership Working with Fathers.


Change in GCSE Rules for Early Years Teachers

The Government announced today that holders of Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) in England will now count in the Early Years Foundation Stage ratios at Level 3 regardless of whether or not they hold GCSEs at Grade C or above. 


England bans smoking in cars with children

It will be illegal to smoke in vehicles with someone under 18 present from 1st October 2015.


Level 3 Early Years Educator GCSE requirements FAQs

Confused about the announcement that Level 3 GCSE entry requirements have been removed in England? We're here to help. Check out our frequently asked questions to answer what you need to know.