2016 News

Share your setting's favourite recipe

Call out for recipes to include as part of development of new menus for early years settings in England. 



Childcare minister pledges to review GCSE requirements

The childcare minister Sam Gyimah has announced that there will be a review of the GCSE requirements at Level 3


PACEY response to government consultation on disqualification by association

PACEY has submitted a response to the Government’s consultation into amending current rules on disqualification by association.


New paediatric first aid requirements for group settings

The Government has published its response to its consultation on paediatric first aid, which proposed to strengthen first aid requirements for group settings following the tragic 2012 death of Millie Thompson in a nursery class.


New figures show increase in take-up of funded places

The Department for Education has published new statistics which reveal that the take-up of free early education places for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds in England has never been higher.


New childminder agency guidance published

The Department for Education has published guidance for anyone wanting to register and operate as a childminder agency.


PACEY and Kinderly join forces to combat paperwork woes

PACEY is pleased to announce a partnership with Kinderly, the leading early years and development app.


Decline in childminders continues according to Ofsted

The latest Childcare Providers and Inspections report from Ofsted, published today, points to the continued decline in childminders with a fall of 1.6% in the last quarter


What does Brexit mean for the early years?

PACEY's Chief Executive reflects on what Brexit might mean for the sector.


Important news on CSSIW online services and Self Assessment of Service for 2016

Important update on CSSIW process for the Self-Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) 2016 and associated Quality of Care Reports in Wales.