2016 News

Ofsted reports a decline in childminders

Ofsted has published its latest round of statistics on childcare providers and inspections.


Working together: Early years leaders and schools unite at unique event

PACEY hosts central London event with Sam Gyimah, Childcare Minister for early years providers and schools working together in partnership.  


Starting School Together project success

We launch the successful findings of our project aimed at linking childcare providers, schools and parents together to prepare children for Reception. 


Budget reveals rollout plans for Tax-Free Childcare

The Government’s 2016 Budget has provided more details, among other things, about the roll-out of Tax-Free Childcare (TFC).


Back to work blues

PACEY research shines a spotlight on the worry that mothers face when returning to work.


PACEY responds to consultation on ‘right to request’ wraparound and holiday childcare

PACEY has submitted its response to the Department for Education’s wraparound and holiday childcare consultation.



Revised National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare in Wales

Welsh Government have published the revised National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare for children up to the age of 12 years


Major parent childcare survey reveals increased satisfaction

A study of 6000 parents in England by the Department for Education has shown an increase in satisfaction


National Audit Office reveals shortfall in take-up of free childcare

The NAO reports on DfE's delivery of free early education and childcare entitlement


Ofsted to bring early years inspections in-house

Ofsted will have full control over the selection, training and management of early years inspectors from April 2017