The latest Childcare Providers and Inspections report from Ofsted, published today, points to the continued decline in childminders with a fall of 1.6% in the last quarter
PACEY's Chief Executive reflects on what Brexit might mean for the sector.
Important update on CSSIW process for the Self-Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) 2016 and associated Quality of Care Reports in Wales.
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.
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.
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 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.
Three members of PACEY have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2016.
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).
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 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.