2016 News

PACEY Cymru and Educ8 Celebration Event

PACEY Cymru and Educ8 held a joint event to celebrate the success of members in south Wales on achieving their Level 3 or Level 3 Children's Care, Learning and Development qualifications over the past year.


CSSIW Inspection Framework

Following the news on CSSIW's new inspection framework which came into effect in April, CSSIW has released further information and an associated inspection guide to support providers in Wales around inspection of registered settings.


Report from Commons Public Accounts Committee concludes 30 funded hours policy at risk

A report from the PAC inquiry on free early education and childcare entitlement has warned that the Government’s plan to extend the free early years entitlement is at risk because there may not be enough childminders and nurseries willing to offer places.


PACEY joins forces to help combat educational inequality

PACEY is proud to announce that we have joined the Fair Education Alliance (FEA), a coalition of organisations from across education, charities and business working to tackle educational inequality and to build a fairer education for all by 2022.


PACEY Members Honoured by The Queen

Three members of PACEY have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2016.


New guidance on inspections of local area SEND provision

Local areas (the local authority and health commissioners and providers, together with all of the area’s early years settings, schools and post-16 further education sector) have a new duty to identify and meet the needs of children and young people (aged 0-25) who are disabled and/or have special educational needs (SEND).


New guidance for schools on wraparound and holiday childcare

The Government has published guidance for schools on the new rights of parents and childcare providers to request wraparound and holiday childcare, announced back in October 2015.


PACEY’s submission to 30 hours consultation

PACEY has submitted a response to the Department for Education’s 30 hours consultation.


Three cheers for Volunteers! PACEY gets set to honour its volunteers for Volunteers’ Week 2016

Our PACEY volunteers are awesome! During Volunteers’ Week 2016, we will celebrate all our volunteers do.


Widening the early years gap

A Report published today by CentreForum examines the potential impact of the changes to childcare policy.