February 2016

Survey reveals baseline assessments are not working

New research shows baseline assessments are not an accurate reflection of child ability and actually disrupt a child’s start to school.


Ministerial response on planning issues in Wales

The Welsh government's Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty has clarified issues around planning changes.


Research reveals link between staff wages and Ofsted grading

New report highlights a direct correlation between staff pay in nurseries and pre-schools and Ofsted gradings


Early Minds Matter - Children’s Mental Health Week

PACEY lends its support to Children's Mental Health Week


Government announces eight pilot areas for 30 hours free childcare

Childcare Minister announces £13 million has been allocated to eight local authorities, to provide 30 hours free childcare a week for working families.


Calls for anti-poverty childcare system

New report highlights the role of publicly funded childcare in reducing the effects of poverty.