November 2016

PACEY responds to government consultation on GCSE requirements

Since 2014, early years practitioners have been required to hold GCSEs in Maths and English at Grade C or above in order to receive a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and count in the ratios in group settings.


New development programme for childminders launched

PACEY has linked up with national education charity Achievement for All to develop a new online training programme for childminders.


The truth about 30 hours - blog

Are you confused about what the 30 hours entitlement for England will mean for your business? Our Policy and Research Manager unpicks it for you.


Watch out for our Black Friday deals

From Friday 25th to Monday 28th November you can save £££'s on a range of items across the PACEY shop in our first ever Black Friday weekend.


Early Years sector proposals

Three proposals have been published this week focused on early years which call upon Government to take action:


Quality increasing in early years but childminder numbers continue to fall

As of 31 August this year, 91% of providers on the Early Years Register were judged by Ofsted as good or outstanding.


Child exploitation online: an early years issue

We look at the misconception that child exploitation online is something that only effects older children and look at the training available to help you fulfil your regulatory requirements.


Get involved with Children In Need

This year, Children in Need is getting Spotacular; they are looking for spots on everything from clothes to cakes. To help you during appeal week (14-18 November) they have released a special fundraising pack along with learning resources to be used in schools, nurseries and other early years settings.


Latest on the Childcare Offer in Wales

Following the announcement of the Childcare Offer in Wales and the previous PACEY update on this Welsh Government have confirmed details on the areas chosen to be pilot areas to support in development of the offer.


New furniture line now available in the PACEY Shop

We are delighted to announce a new line of exciting and innovative furniture, including chairs, tables and a range of storage solutions specially designed for children.