July 2016

Amanda Spielman appointed as next Ofsted Chief Inspector

Amanda Spielman has been appointed as Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (HMCI).


Save the Children: Boys falling behind in the early years

Save the Children has published a report today which reveals that nearly 90,000 boys fell behind in early language and communication skills by at the age of 5 last year.


Leadsom sparks outrage with male nanny comments

Newly appointed Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom MP, has suggested men should not be nannies because they may be paedophiles.


Thousands of 2-year-olds missing out on free early education

Around 80,000 disadvantaged 2-year-olds are not benefitting from the free early education they are entitled to, according to a new survey from Ofsted.


Don't neglect the early years

Following today's re-shuffle, PACEY sets out what it believes the early years priorities are for Theresa May and her newly appointed Education Secretary Justine Greening.


PACEY members sweep the shortlist at Nursery World Awards

PACEY is delighted to announce that a raft of PACEY members, partners and staff have been shortlisted in the Nursery World Awards 2016.


PACEY research confirms early years recruitment crisis

Research conducted by PACEY reveals a worrying decline in the number of enrolments on Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) courses.


How effective are parenting programmes?

A review from the Early Intervention Foundation highlights that effective early intervention can reduce early risks to child development.


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