December 2015

PACEY member awarded for outstanding contribution to fostering

PACEY member Janice Jinks has been presented with an award at the Fostering Network’s 2015 Fostering Excellence Awards.


Early years report roundup

A summary of a number of reports relevant to childcare and early years that have been published in the last week.


Ofsted publishes Early years and childcare registration handbook

Ofsted has published a new 'Early years and childcare registration handbook'


2015 Showcase

Highlights from our work over the last 12 months


Survey highlights need for workforce strategy

A survey published today in Nursery World has highlighted that staff are leaving the childcare sector because they feel unable to progress.


PACEY calls for more first-aid trained staff in group settings

PACEY has submitted a response to the Government's consultation on paediatric first aid.


Submission to the Childcare Bill Committee

PACEY submits evidence for the Childcare Bill committee stage. 


Wraparound childcare ‘right to request’ announced

David Cameron has unveiled plans to allow childcare providers more access to school facilities.


Warning about fake fire blankets

It has been recently uncovered by the BBC programme Fake Britain that thousands of cheap fire blankets are being sold online. Many of these will be untested, making false claims and could be putting lives at risk.


FAQs: Funding to childcare providers offering 30-hours free childcare

Following the recent announcements about the government spending review we round up some common questions and answers to help cut the confusion.