April 2016

30 hours update: FAQs on the free childcare extended entitlement

The Childcare Act is now law, and from September 2017, 3- and 4-year-olds of working parents in England will eligible for 1140 hours of government-funded childcare per year – the equivalent of 30 hours per week over 38 weeks of the year.


PACEY member reaches final of national business awards

PACEY Member Stephanie Brown reached the final in the Networking Mummies UK Ltd Recognition National Business Awards


PACEY - out and about

Read a round-up of some of the latest events that PACEY has attended


National Children's Day 2016

National Children's Day this year is exploring the role adult mental health plays in child mental health.


Requirement for GCSEs causing recruitment crisis

PACEY is supporting a new campaign that aims to overturn the Government’s decision to only accept GCSEs in English and Maths as qualifications for Level 3 Early Years Educators, and instead allow Functional Skills alongside GCSE qualifications.


Ofsted Online unavailable during early May

Ofsted's online registration application service will be unavailable between Monday 9 and Sunday 15 May 2016. 


PACEY shortlisted for four awards

PACEY is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in four categories of the prestigious Memcom Awards 2016. 


New site aims to transform mental health support

A brand new online support tool called MindEd for Families has been created for parents and carers to support children dealing with mental health issues.


Delays in DBS checks

Have you experienced delays in getting a DBS check done? 


Children's oral health crisis

Children's oral health is in the news again with recent figures suggesting that over 100 operations to remove multiple rotten teeth from children and teenagers are carried out in hospital every day.