2016 News

CSSIW confirm position on planning in Wales

Childminders in Wales have received communication from CSSIW confirming their position regarding applications from childminders to vary their conditions of registration from April 2016 to include the care of over 8s.


Messy play, Forest Schools, bespoke products and PACEY at the ChildcareExpo!

The FREE show that brings the early years community together is back at Olympia London this March on the 4th & 5th


Minister visits PACEY project in Cambridgeshire

Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah visits Millfield Primary School in Littleport, to meet children and see first-hand the positive effects of PACEY's Starting School Together project.


Working tax credit changes: How PACEY can support you

If you are self-employed and claiming Working Tax Credit (WTC), you may need to provide evidence of your plans to make your business profitable.


Prevent Duty in Wales

PACEY Cymru has received a copy of the letter being sent to childcare providers in Wales by CSSIW, linking to statutory guidance issued by the Home Office in July 2015 in relation to the Prevent duty:


Consultation on increases to Ofsted annual fees

PACEY has received a letter from the Childcare Minister asking for our views in advance of a consultation on increases to Ofsted annual fees.


Planning issues in Wales

Childminders in Wales are facing planning issues arising from the confirmed changes to childcare regulation in Wales from April 2016.


Ofsted publishes new inspection handbook for childminding agencies

Ofsted has published a new inspection framework for childminder agencies in draft form.


PACEY sets out vision for developing the early years workforce

We set out how early years and childcare professionals can be better supported to deliver high quality care and early education, and encouraged to stay and progress in the profession.


Early Minds Matter: mental health training tools for childcare professionals

PACEY, MindED and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have joined forces to provide PACEY members with free online training focussed on understanding child mental health.