Childminders in Wales are facing planning issues arising from the confirmed changes to childcare regulation in Wales from April 2016.
Ofsted has published a new inspection framework for childminder agencies in draft form.
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.
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.
If you're self employed, don't forget that the self-assessment tax deadline is approaching. Plus details of how HMRC plan to make tax simpler.
Jenny Chapman has been confirmed as the new shadow minister for childcare, following on from Pat Glass’s departure as she goes on to become shadow minister for Europe.
Can’t take part in Chatterbox Challenge yourself? Or want to help us spread the word? Nominate a childcare setting to take part here.
New figures show that 4-to-10 year olds are consuming over 5,500 sugar cubes a year.
David Lane has been honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2016.
PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone involved in childcare and early education to provide high quality services, information and advice to children, their families and carers.
Across England and Wales we provide training, expert advice, help and peer support to practitioners and practical and impartial support and information for families and carers and those advising them. We represent the views and experiences of practitioners and champion their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.