June 2016

Decline in childminders continues according to Ofsted

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


What does Brexit mean for the early years?

PACEY's Chief Executive reflects on what Brexit might mean for the sector.


Important news on CSSIW online services and Self Assessment of Service for 2016

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 Celebration Event

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.


CSSIW Inspection Framework

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.


Report from Commons Public Accounts Committee concludes 30 funded hours policy at risk

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 joins forces to help combat educational inequality

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.


PACEY Members Honoured by The Queen

Three members of PACEY have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2016.


New guidance on inspections of local area SEND provision

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).


New guidance for schools on wraparound and holiday childcare

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.